The CALTROPe Project Uses Trees to Protect Deltas from Flooding

 - Dec 28, 2013
References: szovetseg39.hu & dezeen
The CALTROPe Project aims to protect the world's deltas from rising sea levels by planting forests of mangrove trees. The CALTROPe Project would drop planters made of concrete and organic materials in areas at risk of being flooded, and the mangrove trees would grow out of the planters and form a natural barrier against rising tides. The planters themselves would dissolve after a period of 15 to 20 years and become part of the sediment.

The CALTROPe Project was created by a team of Hungarian designers, scientists, divers and biologists. The main idea was to find a way to naturally protect deltas and the humans, farms and wildlife that call them home without having to build new infrastructure. You can learn more about the CALTROPe Project by checking out the video, here.