Yes, proactive and adaptive management actions contribute to the sustainable management of the water cycle and improved water quality of Mediterranean marshes (Tour du Valat, 2020).
Biodiversity conservation or increased biodiversity
There are the following benefits for biodiversity: conservation of the Mediterranean wetlands, and in particular, the remarkable flora and fauna, while adapting to the natural summer dry-out; support of the carrying capacity for nesting birds (Reed Passerines, (Eurasian) Bittern, Purple Heron, Mallards); ensuring the supply of water for fresh water or brackish ecosystems. (Tour du Valat, 2020).
Yes, the project is based on proactive and adaptive water management to maintain their functions and services. (Tour du Valat, 2020).
Increased quality and quantity of green and blue infrastructures
Improved aesthetic value
Increased social interaction and inclusion
Yes, Mediterranean marshes serve as a place for recreation and ecotourism (Tour du Valat, 2020).
Provision of health benefits
Yes, by applying of wise water management as regards the supply of water, taking into consideration natural ecological cycles so that human activities such as reed-cutting, hunting, grazing, and fishing remain sustainable and people have access to high-quality water. (Tour du Valat, 2020).
The increasing artificialisation of soils and containment of wetlands make them more and more likely to be disconnected from the natural water network. Additional water is often required to preserve biodiversity and maintain the uses associated with these environments. (Tour du Valat, 2020).
Clean water and sanitation (SDG6)
Climate action, resilience, mitigation and adaptation (SDG13)
Yes, appropriate hydrological management could help preserve the existing temporary marshes in the context of climate change. This simulation tool estimates the volumes of water that exist and will be needed to maintain biodiversity and the various uses of Mediterranean wetlands. Enhancing biodiversity makes it possible to capture and store greenhouse gases (in the form of biomass), thereby limiting the effects of climate change. (Tour du Valat, 2020).