Safeguarding Singapore’s coastal biodiversity

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The result of Singapore’s commitment to ensure that a healthy biodiversity settles along its coast is a long-term investment in ecological engineering. This includes an ambitious programme of coastal protection and habitat restoration, to ensure that it is future ready and that the risks to its infrastructure and coastal ecosystem sare understood, managed, and reduced.

The objective is resilience, which extends beyond protection, and recognizes that the economic benefits and ecosystem services associated with Singapore’s coastal habitats are also tremendously important. Denmark-based water environment specialist DHI is working with the government to achieve that.

Speaking to DPC, DHI marine water vice-president Henrik Kofoed-Hansen pointed out that,“The rapid pace of development in coastal areas often comes at an environmental and ecological cost.”

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