The people now have a far greater standard of living than they could have imagined. One man said "Before my dream was just to live in a brick house. Now it's as if our dreams couldn't keep up with the changes"
This projectis being used as a model to transform other barren areas of land in China and worldwide that man has wrecked by improper use. This helps the CO2 emissions as well that affect climate change. And of course with an improved water cycle many homes have running water, something they could never previously imagined.A lot of research has gone into the project and if you want to see more have a look on the You Tube clip:
What Massive Land Rehabilitation Project Teaches Us About Ecological Health, Poverty and Our Prospects for the Future