Setting an example
WHAT WE CAN LEARN?
The New York City has purchased 128,000 acres of environmentally sensitive lands within the Catskill Forest Preserve. While these are primarily forests, they also include meadows, lakes, rivers, wetlands, waterfalls, cliffs, and wildlife.
New York City’s water supply system is dependent on this reserve.The combined The example of New York city that has protected the Catskill/ Delaware catchments to secure the city’s drinking water supply is instructive. Zoning the Aravali hills, as a water recharge and forest zone will be a critical step that can be undertaken in the revised regional plan, adds Chetan Agarwal, an environment analyst
Catskill/Delaware watershed cover 1,600 square miles. Drinking water from the Catskill/Delaware system is of high quality and is delivered to consumers unfiltered.