Conventional civil engineering, building dams, dikes, and "sponge cities" in China allow run-off to be absorbed and stored in wetlands.
There are more than 87,000 dams in the country, which reduces the risk of flooding.
There is an opera house in the world's largest network of water barriers.
The city of Harbin is situated within a large semi-urban wetlands.
The number of Chinese cities affected by floods doubled from 2008 to 2016 according to one study.
Climate change may be to blame for some of the recent droughts.
The more immediate cause of flooding is urban development.
Bill Gates observed that China poured more concrete changes to the built environment.
The United States paved over the entire 20th material, but new forms of paving allowed water to enter the century.
Government ventional asphalt or concrete requires more planners to designate 16 model urban areas that receive frequent maintenance.
Some of these cities are logical advances and large-scale applications will relatively small, but massive Chongqing on the Yangtze River, with more lower costs and thus help create "spongier" cities than 10 million inhabitants, is included as well.
The "sponge city" model has many simple ideas.
To the west of the North China Plain lies the eroded soils of the Loess Plateau.
When exposed to water, loess forms fertile soil.
The early days of Chinese civilization were marked by scrubby forests and tough grasses.
The Yellow River is sometimes referred to as the "cradle of Chinese civilization" due to its historical importance.
The river now runs dry in its lower reaches due to the increasing amount of water being taken for agriculture and industry.
Two children are playing on a boat in a dried up riverbed.
China released its first national plan on climate change in 2007, calling for major gains in energy efficiency and a partial transition to renewable energy sources.
China is subsidizing the manufacture of solar panels, which it sees as a key energy technology of the 21st century.
Nuclear and wind power are included in China's climate change strategy.
China and the United States reached a climate deal in late 2014, promising that China's carbon emissions would peak around 2030.
The World Bank and other organizations have pledged to fill 20 percent of their energy needs with renewable sources by the same year.
China's recent eco finally begun to reduce and even reverse the environmental degradation of China's nomic slowdown has helped its drive to reach these targets.
Efforts to terracing and tree-planting have been successful.
Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan are major emit farmers, however, they have begun to clear the land for the abundant ters of GHGs, but have energy efficient economies.
By exposing the soil to water and capita basis, cultivation releases far less carbon than the United States.
Japan supports international treaties.
The population of the region wanted to reduce carbon emissions.
In 2009, the remaining areas of woodland pledged to reduce their carbon footprint by 25 percent.
The great gullies that cut across the plateau undermined the plans.
The extent of arable land was reduced after it shut down its nuclear reactor.
Good farmland is limited and the population is only moderately dense by Chinese stan 4 pereral nuclear facilities.
Efforts to build terraces to conserve the soil have not always been effective.
The Daiichi Nuclear Rehabilitation Projects, which were crippled by the March 11, 2011 earthquake, have achieved consider power plant, seen here two weeks after the disaster.
Like most other nuclear power plants in Japan, Daiichi remains shuttered.
China's rapid increases in carbon emissions have made East Asia a central position in discussions of climate change.
The United States produced less greenhouse gases than China in 2007.
China's rapid economic growth and its reliance on coal to meet most of its energy needs have caused this rise.
The effects of climate change on human populations are serious.
According to a 2016 World Bank report, the region could see its economic growth rate decline by as much as 6 percent of GDP by 2050 due to water-related impacts from climate change on agriculture, health, and income.
The country's average temperatures have increased faster than the global average.
The melting of glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau could intensify local water shortages, while the wet zones of southeastern China could see more storms and flooding.
It promised to generate no more than 15 percent of its electricity from nuclear plants.
Japan does not have significant oil lakes, loess or natural gas deposits.
Oil makes up almost 50 percent of the country's energy.
4 percent of Japan's total energy is supplied by hydroelectric plants.
Population and Settlement: A Realm lar energy challenges, but it is still committed to nuclear energy.
South Korea's goal is to generate half of its electricity from nuclear by the year 2024, which would make it the world's most popu reactor.