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Jun Tian

Global Exploration Fund—China Grantee

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CURA Metrics Research Project

Organization: Chengdu Urban Rivers Association

Amount: $16,820

Anlong Village, near Chengdu, Sichuan, is known for the Anlong Village Model (AVM), which utilizes ecological farming, urine-diverting composting toilets, bio-digesters, and phytoremediation wetlands to reduce pollution into the local waterways. This project will try to confirm, with empirical evidence, the efficacy of these efforts, and potentially allow for expansion of the AVM to other areas of China.

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