Urban Erosion and Its Countermeasures
Chai Zongxin (Chengdu Mountainous Disasters and Environment Research Institute)
Urban erosion is one of the soil erosion types , including erosion caused in urban construction , erosion induced by urban development and urban waste erosion. Urban erosion occurs mainly because of human activities. Intensive urban erosion can result in severe harmfulness to lower reaches of rivers, and to harness it needs a great investment. To control urban erosion , preventive measures should be taken first , combining with harmnessment and management measures.