In the news

Opinion-Ed Summary: Wetlands essential for sustainable urban future

February 5, 2018

The Vancouver Sun, February 5, 2018

Fiona Wright, coordinator for North Shore Wetlands Partners, discusses the theme of this year’s World Wetlands Day — wetlands for a sustainable urban future. As cities grow and demand for land increases, wetlands are often viewed as areas available to dump waste or to be converted for other purposes. These natural resources provide several critical yet often over-looked functions for local communities and effective management between meeting the increasing demands placed on a limited land base, while protecting local wetlands are necessary. Wright discusses how the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is a crucial partner in protecting urban water bodies through its storm water run-off  management at terminals, development of storm water prevention plans, and installation of necessary infrastructure.

Read more

See All News

Share this story: