Experts with the International Soil Conservation Organization (ISCO
) said in Beijing Friday
that China has scored impressive achievements in soil and water
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the 12th International Soil
Conservation Organization Conference, ISCO representative Eric
Roose said that while many countries have realized the importance
of soil and water conservation, China has rendered the most
forceful policy support to the job, and achieved great progress in
small watershed water and soil control.
According to official statistics, China has treated more than
800,000 square kilometers of soil-eroded area during the past 50
However, China remains as one of the countries facing serious soil
erosion situation. A remote-sensing survey shows that 3.56 million
square kilometers of land in China is ravaged by soil erosion,
accounting for 37 percent of China's land area.
Wenheng, chief engineer with China's Ministry of Water Resources,
said that soil erosion is a major environmental problem confronting
many developing countries. These countries should cooperate in
scientific research and technological development to protect their
resources and environment.
Daily June 1, 2002)