Flooding incidents are destructive to people, property and wildlife, and they are becoming more and more common.
The causes are numerous: building on floodplains, which decreases the capacity of the land to soak up water; failure to build methods of capturing excess water into land use plans; lack of water drainage solutions in urban areas; and a focus on short-term and expensive measures such as dredging. These solutions have their place but need to be considered together with natural solutions which benefit wildlife and people.
WE’RE WORKING TOWARDS A FUTURE WHERE FLOODING INCIDENTS ARE REDUCED:
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Anon.
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