Urban wetlands and the curious case of the enterprising water vole

Inspired by project work conducted by the Institute on urban wetlands, Liam Singleton, our Business Development Manager, offers some thoughts on the significance of urban wetlands in future cities as part of resilient responses to urban drainage challenges..

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“The recent announcement in England that new developments are to include mini wetlands as part of their sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) is welcome news. The benefits are multiple: Urban wetlands help manage unwanted water (wastewater, stormwater runoff, sewage treatment, and so on), they help land to heal following mining or other urban development, and they provide much needed habitats for wildlife. But the news also reminded me of my strange encounter with a furry friend a few years back…”

Read the full blog here.