Floating islands


Floating wetlands are a multipurpose element in standing waters

Floating islands are artificial structures planted with marsh plants and are increasingly applied to contribute to standing water bodies’ purification and revitalization. They revive the water body by introducing an additional structure into the water environment, which supports life and habitat for various organisms, from plants, microorganisms, and invertebrates to fish and birds.


  • to increase the proportion of banks and biodiversity,
  • to remove nutrients from the water surface,
  • to improve the oxygen conditions in the island area,
  • to create a new habitat for aquatic animals, and birds,
  • to boost the appearance of the water body.

Increasing the water quality

Improvement of chemical and ecological water status.

Prevention of eutrophication

Reduction of nutrient water pollution stemming from non-point pollution sources.

Economic benefits

Establishment of favourable conditions for economic development of the area (ex. tourism).

Increased biodiversity

Restoration of ecosystem services increases biodiversity.

Selected reference projects