Natural capital vision for Humber estuary
Investment opportunities around the Humber estuary have been identified to deliver well managed natural capital, sustainable economic growth and improved social wellbeing.
The Humber Nature Partnership said that maximising the value of overlooked resources could reduce flood risk, protect shipping lanes, improve human health, increase property values, boost nature tourism and help store carbon.
“We need to work together to develop the Humber into a landscape that provides the best environmental setting to attract high-quality investment,” said Humber Nature Partnership manager Darren Clarke.
The Humber estuary is designated as a European marine site, special protection area and a site of special scientific interest. The vision for the area involves the development of green infrastructure, new and restored wetlands, water storage schemes to be used for irrigation, the development of eco-tourism, and new public green spaces.