Managing areas such as aquifers, forests, and wetlands reduces service delivery costs and improves engineered assets efficiency.
Engineered assets must be replaced after their lifespan ends. Some natural assets, on the other hand, can provide services in perpetuity. They can become more valuable over time with effective monitoring, maintenance and restoration.
Some natural assets are resilient and can meet increased service delivery requirements under predicted climate change scenarios, meaning that their value can grow over time.