Wetlands supply life-giving water and a host of other benefits like flood management. They can even help to reduce pollution and regulate the air temperature.
As the world wakes up to the benefits wetlands can bring, governments and business are looking for advice and expertise to help them build wetlands that will benefit people and even save money.
These solutions often involve commercial work outside the remit of a charity. So WWT Consulting exists as a subsidiary of WWT to take on these challenges, with any profits going straight back into WWT’s conservation work.
WWT Consulting advises governments and business on building wetland solutions to problems like pollution and flooding that make the world a better place for people and wildlife. If you’re going to build a wetland, make it somewhere fantastic that will become a valued part of people’s communities!
The work focuses on ecological surveys and assessments, habitat design and management; visitor centre planning and design; and wetland treatment and sustainable drainage systems.
One estimate suggested wetlands provide the world with $15 trillion in services every year – for free. Services like cleaning our drinking water, producing fish stocks and providing buffers that protect us from flooding. So if we build more wetlands, we can get more services for free!