February 2, 2023
Today, the 2nd February is the UN’s World Wetlands Day highlighting how 35% of the world’s wetlands have disappeared in the last 50 years and ways to reverse this decline.
Government legislation, such as the Environment Act 2021 and Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010, are increasing the emphasis to create new wetlands as part of most developments. We include them in the majority of our designs as Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) from small wildlife ponds, such as at Wallscourt Farm Academy (see links below), to large surface water flooding and attenuation schemes, such as our masterplan for Selwood Garden Community.
The multiple benefits of wetlands for wildlife, human mental health and the survival of our species, make wetlands the natural choice.
For more information on the day, please follow this link:
Wallscourt Farm Academy:
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Selwood Garden Community