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From the Ted Talk by Cameron Webb: How to design mosquitoes out of cities

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So what can authorities do about reducing the mosquitoes associated with these greening cities that we're dealing with? There's a role for our local authorities to consider miusoetqos when they're biiudlng wetlands, caetnirg wastewater recycling schemes, regulating the installation of rainwater tanks. Because these are dynamic systems. It's not just about how you design them and build them, but it's how you mtiaainn them. You can't just build them and walk away, because as we've leenrad, if these habitats degrade, they become more suitable for mosquitoes. These types of structures, these wdetnlas in our cities, they're great. They help reduce pollution, they help store water, but we don't want them to become an opportunity for mosquitoes.

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So what can authorities do about reducing the mosquitoes associated with these greening cities that we're dealing with? There's a role for our local authorities to consider __________ when they're ________ wetlands, ________ wastewater recycling schemes, regulating the installation of rainwater tanks. Because these are dynamic systems. It's not just about how you design them and build them, but it's how you ________ them. You can't just build them and walk away, because as we've _______, if these habitats degrade, they become more suitable for mosquitoes. These types of structures, these ________ in our cities, they're great. They help reduce pollution, they help store water, but we don't want them to become an opportunity for mosquitoes.

Solution

  1. wetlands
  2. learned
  3. creating
  4. maintain
  5. mosquitoes
  6. building

Original Text

So what can authorities do about reducing the mosquitoes associated with these greening cities that we're dealing with? There's a role for our local authorities to consider mosquitoes when they're building wetlands, creating wastewater recycling schemes, regulating the installation of rainwater tanks. Because these are dynamic systems. It's not just about how you design them and build them, but it's how you maintain them. You can't just build them and walk away, because as we've learned, if these habitats degrade, they become more suitable for mosquitoes. These types of structures, these wetlands in our cities, they're great. They help reduce pollution, they help store water, but we don't want them to become an opportunity for mosquitoes.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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mosquito bites 3
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Important Words

  1. authorities
  2. build
  3. building
  4. cities
  5. creating
  6. dealing
  7. degrade
  8. design
  9. dynamic
  10. great
  11. greening
  12. habitats
  13. installation
  14. learned
  15. local
  16. maintain
  17. mosquitoes
  18. opportunity
  19. pollution
  20. rainwater
  21. recycling
  22. reduce
  23. reducing
  24. regulating
  25. role
  26. schemes
  27. store
  28. structures
  29. suitable
  30. systems
  31. tanks
  32. types
  33. walk
  34. wastewater
  35. water
  36. wetlands