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UK takes a step forward in climate action with the launch of this urban wetlands initiative

After years of advocacy from organisations such as the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, the UK Government is implementing legislation to require new developments in England to include mini wetlands such as rain gardens and ponds to prevent flooding and increase urban biodiversity.

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SuDS, or sustainable drainage systems, will capture and slow rainwater and have the potential to reduce flood damages by £3bn and provide a natural resource for people's mental well-being. SuDS can also improve water quality, create habitats for wildlife and remove pressure from the sewer system. This decision comes after a decade of advocacy by WWT and others wildlife and environment organisations.
WWT will work closely with the government to ensure high-quality SuDS standards and community involvement. The implementation of SuDS is a positive step in the fight against climate change, and biodiversity decline, and supports WWT's goal to create and restore 100,000 hectares of wetlands across the UK.

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  • Elizabeth Gathigia

    71 w

    Great initiative,

    • We Don't Have Time

      72 w

      Dear Sarah Chabane Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

      • Muhammad Fahd Khan

        72 w

        Good initiative

        • Gorffly mokua

          72 w

          Incredible! Urban Wetlands contributes to the livability of every city.

          • Edwin wangombe

            72 w

            This is a great step as wet lands are vital in sinking carbon and providing water for daily use

            • Tabitha Kimani

              72 w

              This is is a great idea. It should be implemented.


                72 w

                🦆"Listen to the #Experts "🥚💐🐝🌳💧🦋

                • George Kariuki

                  72 w

                  This could be a major step in the right direction toward a more sustainable future.

                  • Peter Kamau

                    72 w

                    Wetlands are a perfect carbon sink and that's a superb initiative that calls for a celebration as we mark world wetlands day on 2nd feb


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