SAVi can be used to support the deployment of nature-based infrastructure solutions, from green roofs and permeable roads to the regeneration of urban spaces to reduce heat stress. We were pleased to have had the opportunity to present and discuss the ongoing SAVi application on Stephenfield Reservoir and Pelly’s Lake in Manitoba, Canada, during the Paris Forum on Nature-Based Solutions in April. The event was organized by the ThinkNature Platform, the Paris Municipality, and the Scientific and Technical Centre for Building (CSTB).
These analyses focused on comparing the capital and operating costs of these nature-based assets with the capital and operating costs of grey infrastructure that would be needed to provide the same service. The results demonstrate that Pelly’s Lake and Stephenfield Reservoir provide irrigation, water storage and carbon sequestration at less than 20 per cent of the investment required to build grey infrastructure of the equivalent capacity. We look forward to exploring the use of SAVi with the ThinkNature Platform and the European Union in the months ahead.