When casting wetlands as dismal, snake-ridden, mosquito-infested places, they seem to serve no useful purpose toward human settlements.
Science, however, presents us with a completely different reality. Wetlands – whether coast marsh or freshwater – play a vital role in maintaining the health of our planet and capturing carbon from the atmosphere. Additionally there are many economic benefits of wetlands, including the potential for job creation. As developers build green cities and strive for net-zero, the simple practice of understanding our land cannot be understated.
Need to Know
- Wetlands are the best source of flood protection on the planet
- Wetlands are some of the most carbon-dense ecosystems in the world, and store twice as much carbon as forests
- The earlier the EchoStone Housing System is deployed the more cost savings and benefits can be reaped from a ‘design with nature’ approach