Demo-Site 17

Maldonado, Maldonado

Pondscape description

  • Landscape area
  • 10 km2
  • Number of Ponds
  • 6
  • Ponds included in the stratified sampling (WP2)
  • 0
  • Pond sizes (m2)
  • 400 to 5000
  • Pond depth (m)
  • 0.4 to 2
  • Pond age (years)
  • 10+ (one 2-years old)
  • Country
  • Uruguay
  • Name of the Pondscape
  • Maldonado
  • Name of neighboring large zone town
  • Maldonado
  • Bioclimatic zone
  • Subtropical/temperate-humid
  • Land use
  • peri-urban


NBS for mitigation/adaptation to CC that can potentially be highlighted as a best-practice at the European or CELAC scale

This DEMO site only has NBS for aesthetic and recreation purposes. One of them belongs to a recently created open air tematic museum.
The DEMO site can help highlight best practices for other ecosystem services and nature contributions to people, such as conservation of biodiversity and CC mitigation and adaptation.
Ponds created for aesthetic reasons are not common in Uruguay. If we can show environmental contributions they might have besides their original purpose, ponds could become more relevant in future urban planning.


– Manual for pond creation by Ministry of Agriculture, Cattle and Fisheries