Hydrologists turn to nature for restorative lessons


  • Elaine Friebele


The old adage "let Nature take its course" is gaining more respect among engineers and scientists who are attempting to restore the complex ecosystems that evolved over millions of years only to be disturbed by humans in a blink of a geological eye. As the public recognizes the value of lost or degraded water resources, managers who faces piraling remediation costs are beginning to view the Earth's natural processes in a more practical light.