Nature-based Solutions for Water Infrastructure at your service
'Natural Water Infrastructure' refers to services nature provides for free, such as mangroves protecting shorelines from storms, peatlands sequestering carbon, wetlands filtering contaminated water, lakes storing large water supplies, and floodplains absorbing excess water runoff.
These natural water services perform an infrastructure-like function and are part of what is termed 'Nature-based Solutions'.
water infrastructure' is not built infrastructure. Instead, it is
shaped, grown, eroded or deposited by nature over time. Working
with natural infrastructure - provided it is healthy - can amplify and
optimise the performance as well as the financial returns of engineered
water infrastructure such as dams, levees and reservoirs.
For example, when forests upstream are kept intact, water and soil run-off will be regulated by trees, which in turn safeguards reservoirs from sedimentation build-up, reducing costly clean-up efforts and ensuring continued electricity generation. Read more