What is Geodiversity?
Rocks, minerals, soils, landforms and topography, mountains, reivers and lakes - the non-living elements of nature that underpin every ecosystem and enable biodiversity on our planet.
Why is local geodiversity important?
This part of north-west London provides essential resources for building our city, such as brickearth and gravels for use in the construction of buildings and roads.
Major engineering projects in London require a detailed understanding of each site's geology, especially when constructing tall buildings and tunnels.
Geodiversity is the basis for the landscapes we love - rivers, woods, hills, wetlands.