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Cities need to protect flood defences and catchment areas, such as the wetlands around Kolkata and the lakes in and around Pokhara in Nepal, whose value is becoming clear.
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CATCHMENT AREA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of catchment area for English Language Learners
: the area from which water flows into a river, stream, etc.
: the area that a school, hospital, etc., provides a service to
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