Natural Resources Wales is a Welsh Government sponsored body, which became operational from 1 April 2013, when it took over the management of the natural resources of Wales.
NRW’s purpose is to "pursue sustainable management of natural resources” and “apply the principles of sustainable management of natural resources” as stated in the Environment (Wales) Act 2016.
As champion of the natural environment in Wales, NRW wants to make sure that we have clean, healthy, productive and safe seas full of wildlife. It is responsible for the 12 nautical miles from the coastline. The organization works with a wide range of partners across Wales to maintain the health of marine and coastal environments. Their work benefits communities and industries which depend upon these marine and coastal environments.
Blue Green Infrastructures (BGI) increase the resilience of urban and rural landscapes, integrating their core functions with natural features and processes. Hurdles exist in the process of translating BGI-related knowledge and data from science to practice, and a tool that facilitates this transfer is still missing. We conducted a research in collaboration with a team of partner organizations (JNCC, IFLA Europe, BiodivERsA, and NRW), to pinpoint key preliminary knowledge to design such a tool, and collected our key findings in a report downloadable on this page.