Restoring Degraded Wetlands. The National Wetland Team is responsible for the development of wetland restoration and enhancement technology development, and the delivery of this technology within NRCS through the publication of agency documents, scientific publications, and training. The planning, design, implementation, and monitoring of wetland restoration, enhancement, or creation project requires a multidisciplinary approach involving the disciplines of engineering, biology, geology, and soil science, among others. Included in the scope is the science of wetlands and tools to assess wetland function. Wetlands, for the purpose of this chapter, are defined as areas that have anaerobic soil conditions due to the presence of water, at or near the surface for a sufficient duration to support wetland vegetation. This chapter is intended to provide field personnel with guidance in restoring, enhancing, or creating wetlands.
Constructed Wetlands | Wetlands Protection and Restoration | US EPA
Natural wetlands are some of the most diverse ecosystems on our planets which serve a critical role in terms of water management and specifically flood prevention, water purification and groundwater replenishment[sc:1]. Despite the tremendous benefits these ecosystems bring to our planet, UN research indicates that environmental degradation is more prominent within wetland systems than any other ecosystem[sc:2]. While efforts are ongoing to reverse the declining state of our natural wetlands, human ingenuity is at work to create man-made or constructed wetlands that would be able to deliver similar benefits, particularly for managing and treating wastewater. Constructed wetlands make use of the natural functions of plants and vegetation, soil and other organisms to treat different water streams such as municipal or industrial wastewater or storm-water run-off.
Case Study: Protecting Wetlands Through International Cooperation
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The population of the North Texas Region is expected to double by Population growth drives the need for a clean and reliable water supply. Each wetland has the ability to divert 95 million gallons of treated wastewater flows per day from the Trinity River, coming downstream from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Combined, the projects create over 4, acres of wetland and supply raw water for approximately 3.