PEI scientist researching natural solutions for sustainable water

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By Brett van Heyningen

PEI farmers often see water and nutrients running through well-draining soils quickly during rain events. Sometimes, water drains too quickly for farmers to make good use of it for their crops and animals, and the runoff can affect nearby streams and rivers. One easy and cost-effective solutions solution involves constructing wetlands which can help to naturally filter water from farm fields before it enters other watercourses, and provides natural habitats for diverse species, such as plants, insects, amphibians, birds, waterfowl, and other wildlife. They can even play a role in sequestering carbon, which can contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to address climate change.

Read the full article in ES&E Magazine’s April 2022 issue:

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