Working with nature to meet your intentions
Nature-based solutions (NbS), sometimes referred to as engineering with nature, is a design approach that leverages the positive benefits of natural systems in conjunction with traditional engineering. Weaving natural features and processes into our design work increases long-term human, ecological, and infrastructure resilience to climate change and other environmental impacts.
In the face of warmer global temperatures, increased drought intensity, water quality degradation, biodiversity loss, more severe and frequent storms, flooding, wildfires, sea level rise, and coastal erosion, there’s never been a more urgent time for NbS. Why? It plays a vital role in carbon sequestration by supporting the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG)—helping to mitigate climate change and generate a multiplicity of benefits.
Our holistic approach supports communities, industry, and our national security through the integration of NbS, resulting in social, economic, and environmental benefits.
Whether the need is a bioswale to mitigate flooding, wetlands to filter storm and wastewater, or a coastal restoration that safeguards infrastructure, Stantec’s NbS program has you covered. When it comes to achieving your environmental, social, and governance (ESG), UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and carbon net zero goals—we bring the needed technical expertise.
We live, work, and play where you doThe issues you face today are our issues, too. That’s why we’re so passionate about using NbS to solve these global challenges. From the mountain tops to the shinning seas, Stantec’s geographic reach—and our ability to work in any habitat—allows us to support the design of your NbS projects for a safer, more resilient future.
Looking through a holistic lens to see the multiple benefitsFor more than 30 years, Stantec has designed and implemented NbS. Our large multidisciplinary team of ecologists, biologists, climate scientists, geologists, biogeochemists, engineers, and landscape architects take an integrated, adaptable approach. Our goal is to address climate change today to create the resilient communities of tomorrow, while generating additional benefits including increased biodiversity, improved air and water quality, recreation, increased real estate values, and expanded commercial opportunities.
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