Integrated Constructed Wetlands (ICWs)
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Integrated Constructed Wetlands (ICW) provide a joined up approach towards water and land management, providing multiple benefits for both people and wildlife.
ICW's have been demonstrated to effectively remove a wide variety of chemicals, microplastics and pharmaceuticals throuhg natural processes. In contrast to hard enginering solutions, these sites also provide many other benefits, including carbon capture, a perfect habitat for wildlife and an area for local communities to connect with nature.
Norfolk Rivers Ecology are experts in assessing the feasibility of these wetlands to meet specific targets, alongside designing, delivering and managing Integrated Constructed Wetlands. We have a strong track record of successfully delivering such projects around the UK for a wide range of clients, including water companies, housing developers and private companies. See our Ingol Integrated Constructed Wetland page for further information.
Supported by a rapidly growing base of scientific evidence ICW's have gained wider support in recent years.
Some of the many benefits we can deliver throughintegrated constructed wetlands are outlined below. Contact us for further information and to discuss developing an ICW to meet your sites requirement.
Through careful design, Norfolk Rivers Ecology can create ICWs to meet specific targets while also maximising the benefits of an ICW. Benefits include:
Effective removal of a range of nutrients, microplastics and pharmacuticals
Cost effective installation costs
Low ongoing mantainance costs
A design which fits into the landscape
Proven wider benefit for wildlife, including birds and dragonflies
Potential for inclusion of recreational use for local communities
Contact us to discuss your requirements and to arrange a feasibility study to meet your requirements.