Science and Technology

Riverbanks and watercourses to be planted with thousands of hectares of new woodland to improve water quality and biodiversity

Planting trees on and around riverbanks, or allowing them to grow naturally, can help to improve water quality by blocking the runoff of pollutants into rivers, manage flood risks by slowing the flow of water, boost biodiversity by creating new habitat corridors and make our rivers more climate resilient by providing shade and cooling water temperatures. […]