11 November 2017

Survey on green engineering in Singapore harbour

Your opinions needed! Which coastal areas in Singapore may benefit from eco-engineering?
Corals regenerating naturally on artificial seawalls at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal
Corals  have settled at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.

The World Harbours Project aims to promote development of environment sustainable and resilient urban harbours. They are conducting a global survey to understand what people think of green engineering in harbours. Not just ecological values but also human values (social, cultural, historical).

Eco-engineering refers to building concepts that integrate ecology and engineering, to design, monitor and construct new habitats and ecosystems.

Usually associated with restoration of ecosystems disturbed by pollution, reclamation. Or developing new sustainable ecosystem that have both human and ecological values.
Mangrove trees settling naturally on a seawall at Pulau Hantu
Mangroves have settled on seawalls at Pulau Hantu

Examples of coastal eco-engineering include construction of wetlands and coastal structures that promote establishment of native marine life.
Seagrass meadows at East Coast Park canal
Many species of seagrasses have settled at East Coast Park
Noodle seagrass (Syringodium isoetifolium)
Seagrasses at East Coast Park.

This information will be used to develop better planning and management strategies for green engineering in harbours around the world. By gathering perspectives, they hope green/eco-engineering can be applied to improve the environment sustainability of harbours around coastal cities. The goal of the survey is

For Singapore - https://app.maptionnaire.com/en/3450
All sites - http://www.worldharbourproject.org/harbour-survey/

Please share this request with others who may be interested in coastal development. The study will require a minimum of 175 responses to become useful. Please support!

Marine life have settled on Singapore's artificial shores!

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