Trees on Tap


Every year we spend billions of dollars pumping and purifying water for the world’s ever-expanding cities. But why bother building a desalination plant when a forest will do the same job for a fraction of the price? NATURE INC. goes to New York, Ecuador and Jordan to see how the authorities are waking up to the potential. How they are protecting ecosystems, saving a fortune and safeguarding two of our most precious assets: water and biodiversity.