Slow down input water to allow more time for pollutants to be removed
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Polluted water entering a marsh or swamp could be slowed down, allowing more time for natural breakdown or removal of pollutants. This intervention includes various ways of slowing down input water by altering the structure of input channels, such as making them longer or damming them.
Related actions: Clean waste water before it enters the environment; Divert/block/stop polluted water inputs; Retain/restore/create vegetation around focal sites, including in waterways (freshwater marshes – brackish/salt marshes – freshwater swamps – brackish/saline swamps).