Part 2: Bioengineering and wetland creation to improve community resilience to flood and drought
Recorded on Thursday, June 18, 2020.
Speaker: Carrie Nadeau, R.P.Bio.
Learn how constructed wetlands and riparian restoration can help communities prepare, adapt, and mitigate climate change effects.
Climate change brings fluctuations in water availability and increased flooding, which can cause wide-spread infrastructure and property damage. Natural watercourses and wetlands help provide resiliency to mitigate these effects and protect properties and infrastructure. Bioengineering is a technique used to stabilize slopes using live materials. It is a collaboration between biologists and engineers to address slope stability, restore natural ecological function, and improve watershed health and resiliency. Wetland construction is also a collaboration and requires buy-in from local governments and developers. Bioengineering and wetland creation can be a win-win scenario.
Learn how to identify project sites, plan, design, obtain BC permits, and restore areas using constructed wetland and bioengineering techniques. This insight will help you get your projects shovel ready.