The drinking water source enforcement app integra

tes satellite remote sensing images, water environment problems spotted by satellite, water protection zone bound

ary’s spatial data, water environment problems found by provinces and cities themselves and law enfo

rcement data at the scene, and sends environmental problem lists to law enforcers at the scene to guide their work.

The app was used during the nationwide inspection on water sources i

n 2018 and the law enforcement during water sources inspection at county level this year.

Meng Zhiqi, a law enforcer with the water ecology and environment department of Shang

hai bureau of ecology and environment, has witnessed the app’s ability. “We received

a message from a work team of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, saying there was an illegal shrimp farming house with a chimney deep

inside a water resource conservation forest, but my colleagues and I didn’t know how to get there. Later, we fo

llowed the map provided by the app and demolished the house within 24 hours,” said Meng.

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