The launch ceremony of the 2020 Xi'an National Water-Saving Publicity Week was held beside Hancheng lake in Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi province, on May 10.
This year Xi'an will create a national water-saving city, according to the event publicity.
The launch ceremony of the 2020 Xi'an National Water-Saving Publicity Week takes place on May 10. [Photo/Xi'an municipal government's WeChat public account]
Xi'an is a city with a severe water shortage. For many years, the average total water resource in Xi'an has been 2.35 billion cubic meters. This means that the available water per capita is less than 260 cubic meters, which is one fourth and one seventh respectively of the province's and nation’s per capita availability.
"It was not clear that Xi'an was so short of water. I will teach my children to save water, and promote water saving to the neighborhood," said a Xi’an citizen.
Children learn knowledge about water-saving during the publicity week. [Photo/Xi'an municipal government's WeChat public account]
During the publicity week from May 10 to 16, Xi'an is organizing various activities to improve awareness, get more support from the public and help influence the people of Xi'an to make it into a national water-saving city.
At the launch ceremony, the city also issued a water-saving initiative, advocating citizens to enhance their awareness of saving water.
"It is hoped that through these rich and diverse publicity activities, the event will actively propose low-carbon and green lifestyles for citizens and promote water-saving in the city, contributing to building a national water-saving city," said Zhang Feng, deputy director of the Xi'an water-saving service center.