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Nature-Based Solutions with Truxor – Protect Biodiversity and Restores Ecosystems

Nature-based solutions offer effective strategies leveraging aquatic ecosystems to address environmental challenges sustainably. These solutions, like wetland restoration, mangrove protection, and coral reef conservation, enhance resilience against climate change impacts in water bodies. It does not only protect biodiversity and restore ecosystems but also provide coastal defense, improve water quality, and support fisheries.

Recognized globally

Integrating Nature-based solutions into policies is crucial for safeguarding aquatic ecosystems, supporting livelihoods, and ensuring sustainable management of water resources. By prioritizing Nature-based solutions in aquatic environments, we can create a more resilient and thriving future, leveraging the inherent strength of nature for the well-being of our water bodies and communities.

Working with nature based solutions in some form is something that Ruud Kampf has nearly 40 years of experience in. As of recently he has joined Truxor Wetland Equipment as an Ambassador and consultant specialist. In his role he is, amongst other things, visiting conferences focusing on wetland management, to make Truxor known in the scientific and policy making world.

It was during a conference in Sweden arranged by WRS (Water Revival Systems) he first got in contact with Truxor and the amphibious machine.

From a demo in Sweden

“I was invited by WRS to give a presentation about my Waterharmonica work during their Wetland Jubilee – 20 years of wastewater wetlands in Sweden (Våtmarksjubileum – 20 år med spillvattenvåtmarker i Sverige). And this led to the invitation to a conference about wetlands in Eskilstuna, where Truxor had a demo of their amphibious machine”.

“When I learned about the Truxor, the light weight and the flexibility I quickly realizes it’s a great machine”, says Ruud Kampf and continues:

“It combines my love for nature, with engineering, perhaps the best way to describe is: “do technical what is needed and use the potential of nature where possible”. Technology makes possible to do things that nature is not able to, or in an urban environment where no space is available. Even most intensive agriculture cannot do without nature. It is a necessity to find a balance, described by Ecological engineering, Nature-based solutions.”

From his experience working with waste water treatment and oxidations ponds, Ruud Kampf knows the challenges that comes with maintaining these facilities. The same challenges appear in other areas of Nature-based solutions.

To helping Kenya

“I think there is a huge potential for Truxor Wetland Equipment to be a part of the solution in many exciting projects improving our environment. In nearly all these Nature-based solutions there will be a need for maintenance, especially when the biomass growth fast because of an excess of nutrients or input of suspended solids. Truxor is the only full amphibian machine that can do the job from as well the land, as from the water. And even more important from what is in between – it is so light light weight it can operate in very sensitive floating mat wetlands where people can’t even walk.”

During Ruud Kampfs initial year with Truxor, he focused on water treatment in Kenya, particularly on the maintenance of oxidation ponds. That included visits to sites like the Dandora ponds near Nairobi, covering approximately 250 hectares.

“It provided insights for my presentation at the Kenya Water & Sanitation International Conference & Exhibition in June 2023. This conference resulted in quotes for projects in Kenya and Malawi.”

“In retirement, this work feels more like a hobby, and the potential for Truxor Wetland Equipment in various environmental projects is immense. The nimble Truxors can operate on land, floating bogs, and water, performing tasks like mowing, harvesting, milling, digging, pumping silt, handling beaver dams, driving piles, cutting trees, and extinguishing fires. They excel in places inaccessible by foot or swim, even in the presence of hippos or crocodiles.”