30 Oct '14, 5pm

Are Mangroves The Solution to Urban Sustainability in Asia?

Are Mangroves The Solution to Urban Sustainability in Asia?

“Basically, if you’re on the ground, [the mangroves] are this really large natural resource that are essentially invisible because they’re surrounded by heavy infrastructure and roads. If you’re driving on these roads, you see them at the heart of this megacity. The water pipeline is the only thing that cuts through them, and the only way to experience these mangroves is to traverse over them from one slum to the other. So we tried to figure out why the mangroves were in such bad condition and it became clear that the relatively new sea link infrastructure built with funding from the national government was actually slowing down the water flow through the mangroves and, as such, increasing the sedimentation and preventing the natural habitat from running its course, increasingly becoming polluted and filling itself up with sedimentation.”

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/are-mangroves-the-solution-to-urban-...

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