New Delhi Eco-restoration
Fluor's New Delhi office continues to support dramatic improvements in environmental sustainability through eco-restoration, improved water quality and reduced flood potential for a 3.1-mile (5-kilometer) stretch of stormwater drain that runs through the heart of the city of Gurgaon, India.
Adopting a nature-based treatment plan that uses natural methods, such as vegetation filtration beds, properly sloped riverbanks and groundwater recharge, the project has improved water quality and flood management while also increasing the long-term health of local aquifers.
Prior to the start of the eco-restoration project, stormwater drains were clogged with sludge, sewage and litter, blocking ground infiltration and driving catastrophic floods of the surrounding area. Now, 10 of the 11 inlet points identified as primary pollution sources have been cleaned, with methods put in place to reduce or eliminate future pollution. This has resulted in the removal of 14,000 tons of sludge and pollution. Flood mitigation has been achieved by creating sustainable retention barriers and natural filtration beds. Improved water quality is already visible with fish and aquatic species returning to the stormwater drainage system.
Fluor's offices in China and Saudi Arabia are supporting large-scale tree planting efforts in their countries. In 2021, Fluor volunteers traveled to Inner Mongolia to plant 2,000 trees while volunteers in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, planted 300 trees to support their kingdom's green initiative.