Set­ting an ex­am­ple

WHAT WE CAN LEARN?

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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.

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