Maccaferri is the ideal partner for local institutions and communities that need to make human progress compatible with the surrounding environment.
Soil erosion is a major issue today. More and more frequently, natural vegetation is destroyed or unwisely modified, thus exposing topsoil to winds, seasonal rainfalls and other adverse, often unpredictable, climate events. These appear to be occurring more frequently, or at least with less predictability.
Statistics show that soil erosion is mostly due to human activity including industrial settlements and intensive agriculture. When development activities are not planned and prepared properly, local ecosystems can suffer extensive damage, setting the stage for environmental, crops and water emergencies.
Erosion and associated run-off also leads to pollution within water courses due to suspended sediments and also when chemical materials and fertilizers are washed away.
It is estimated that almost 10 million hectares per year are lost worldwide, due to soil erosion, and estimates may get even worse in the future if no action is planned in order to secure the ecosystem.
Within this worrying scenario, Maccaferri can play an essential role; we believe that prevention needs to come before remedial works. With our range of erosion protection systems, enhanced by our long worldwide experience, our engineers can tailor specific erosion control solutions to overcome these threats. Our geosynthetic and natural fibre solutions can be used in numerous ways to tailor an intervention to suit the most complex scenarios.
Maccaferri also provides, along with its products, specific engineering know-how in order to support our clients from the first design phase of each intervention.
This makes Maccaferri the ideal partner for local institutions and communities that need to make human progress compatible with the surrounding environment.
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