The eThekwini Municipality planned on developing a multi-use recreational and conservation precinct within a section of the Piesang River floodplain. The intention was to create both a social and communal space that would improve social well-being as well as to improve the ecological functioning of the severely degraded floodplain system.

GroundTruth Engineering provided the specialist wetland engineering input to the professional team during the planning phase and carried out the 2D hydraulic modelling of the pre- and post-rehabilitation scenarios for a number of hydrological return periods in order to estimate the benefits of the proposed development and inform the rehabilitation strategy.