The driving force behind this project is climate change and the role we as humans can play in mitigating its effects. The decision to decommission Fairbourne is an opportunity to create a legacy for the current residents. The project will establish a resilient and sustainable environment which supports the transition of the village of Fairbourne and the Mawddach estuary into the future.
The economic value of rewetted land will be explored through the development of a centre of excellence for paludiculture. This will deliver sustainable economic benefits alongside additional carbon sequestration, and biodiversity net gain.