We are proud to announce that IUCN is considering natural swimming ponds as Nature-based solution.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature IUCN is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together. Created in 1948, IUCN has evolved into the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network.
IUCN says its recently released publication “What does Nature give us? – Towards Nature-based Solutions in the Mediterranean”: “Biological swimming pool is a Nature-based Solution that approaches water and health security for bath waters from an ecosystem approach. It applies natural processes as the basis to keep pool water in optimal conditions for bath and reduces all the impacts of standard treatments at the time that contributes to maintain fresh water biodiversity by restoring aquatic ecosystems. Despite its size, the spread of this model among the hotels and resorts business community, would have a great impact in the short term on water consumption, pollution as well as in the reduction of CO2 emissions captured by the ecosystem.”
The booklet is presenting our project of the natural swimming pond from Club Med Hotel Resort in Albufeira as an example of such a Nature-based solution.