IUCN China works with DANONE to restore Longmen watershed

06 May 2011 | Article

IUCN is working with Danone Waters China (DWC) to support the design and development of a watershed restoration plan for the Jiaquan spring watershed.

The Jiaquan Spring of Longmen County is being commercially exploited by Danone Waters China for its YILI bottled water brand. Yet the watershed it depends on is facing multiple environmental stresses including soil erosion and loss of original forest cover and biodiversity, which are intricately linked to a broader set of problems in the social and economic fields. IUCN is working with Danone Waters China (DWC) to support the design and development of a watershed restoration plan for the Jiaquan spring watershed.

Project activities in 2011 will focus on conducting a feasibility study, this include filling in information gaps by completing feasibility studies, and a production of a five year road map for DWC’s restoration investment in this watershed.

Links to:
• IUCN China (www.iucn.org/china)
• DANONE (www.danone.com)

For more information, please contact:
Ms. LI Jia, Forest Programme Officer, IUCN China (jia.li@iucn.org)