[Explanation] With the approach of the Beijing Winter Olympics, the snow event venues located in the Yanqing and Chongli mountains will begin to make artificial snow.

Will artificial snowmaking affect the production and life of local residents?

How to properly solve the problem of artificial snowmaking?

On November 12, the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee responded.

  At the briefing on the international testing stage of the Beijing Winter Olympics held on the same day, Zhao Weidong, director of the press and publicity department of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, stated that in order to ensure the quality of snow used in competitions, artificial snow is basically used in major international events, and artificial snow will not be used. Have an impact on water safety and ecological environment in the region.

  [Concurrent] Zhao Weidong, Director of the Press and Propaganda Department of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee

  According to data from the Beijing Water Affairs Bureau, the water demand during the Winter Olympic Games only accounts for 1.6% of the current total water consumption in Yanqing District and 4‰ of the local water resources in Yanqing District; the water demand after the game accounts for 2.3% of the current total water consumption in Yanqing District. %, accounting for 6‰ of its local water resources.

Therefore, there is no shortage of water resources in the Yanqing competition area.

  [Explanation] Zhao Weidong emphasized that the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee has improved the water resources and environment carrying capacity of the competition area by formulating measures such as water supply safety guarantee, sewage treatment, and water conservation in the competition area.

  [Concurrent] Zhao Weidong, Director of the Press and Propaganda Department of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee

  Ski resorts preferentially use the collected and stored natural precipitation and surface runoff as artificial snow-making water sources.

The artificial snowmaking system also adopts the world's most advanced high-efficiency water-saving artificial snowmaking equipment and intelligent snowmaking system, which can maintain the best snowmaking efficiency according to the dynamics of the external environment and save water.

In addition, through real-time monitoring of weather and other conditions, the snowmaking machine is selected under the most suitable conditions to avoid the waste of water resources caused by snowmaking.

  [Explanation] At the press conference that day, Yao Hui, director of the venue management department of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, introduced the work progress of the Winter Olympics test competition.

  [Concurrent] Yao Hui, Director of Venue Management Department of Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee

  Running the test games and completing the test tasks is an important part of the preparations for the Beijing Winter Olympics.

As of now, half of the test schedule is in progress, and all plans are proceeding smoothly as scheduled.

Through testing activities and testing competitions, we have accumulated good experience in epidemic prevention and control, event organization, service guarantee, venue operation and other aspects.

  [Explanation] Yao Hui said that during the preparations for the subsequent test competition, the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee will pay close attention to the changes in weather and the progress of artificial snowmaking, as well as the progress of track preparations and the installation of temporary facilities.

  Reporter Xu Pengpeng reports from Beijing

Editor in charge: [Lu Yan]

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