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Policy brief: Management of Urban Lakes: Recommendations from Floating Treatment Wetland System (FTWS) Project

Our urban lakes, once vibrant hubs of our cities, are struggling to survive. Pollution from settlements and human activities suffocates these vital ecosystems, transforming them into polluted shadows of their former selves. However, hope emerges in the form of the Floating Treatment Wetland System (FTWS), an innovative technology that cleans water naturally.

This policy brief empowers local governments, NGOs, and communities to take ownership of their lakes and ponds. It offers practical steps for sustainable management, equipping stakeholders with the knowledge and tools needed to revitalize these precious urban oases.