Water for Mongolia

Mongolia is among those greatly struggling to keep their supplies of fresh water flowing. Since 2006, Fraunhofer researchers have been working hard to establish a sustainable water management system in the Mongolian city of Darkhan and the surrounding area. Their efforts in the second-largest industrial region in the country – covered by thousands of acres of steppe and desert – are now proving to be a great success. Reducing leaks in the region’s water distribution network from 50 to 25 percent is just one of their accomplishments. A project is currently underway to install new pipelines, pump systems and waste water treatment plants. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)