Monday, October 27, 2014

my floating wetland in aquaponic system

Hi to all my dear readers.... just a fast post to show you what happen in 6 months of growing Iris in a floating system that I 've set up in the aquaponic AQUA-VET project here in North of Italy.
From 80 to 105 cm of root's system lenght.

I love this!!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

bacteria and wastewater treatment - reblogged from The Water Network

I copy here a useful news from THE WATER NETWORK. This is a web portal with a lot of useful news about the water world. Join it on facebook at


Team Researching Seawater off the Primorsky Territory and Australia Has Found a New Strain of Bacteria that May Help Clean Wastewater

Workers of the Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Far Eastern branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and researchers from Australia, New Zealand, France, Spain and Japan studied seawater in Chazhma Bay in the Sea of Japan in the Primorsky territory and Port Phillip Bay in the Tasman Sea, Australia, the institute said in a report. The new bacterial stain was called Marinobacter salarius and Marinobacter similis.

The scientists said the bacteria were capable of destroying chemical substances contained in synthetic detergents and certain types of medicines.

"Detergent molecules are difficult to destroy, and their dumping into water reservoirs regularly causes water bloom, which is damaging for water use and human health," the report said.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Unilever Supports Sanitation and pledges to help 25 million people gain improved access to toilets

Yes, the international company Unilever will supports Sanitation and pledges to help 25 million people gain improved access to toilets... let's read how!

This commitment is part of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan – Unilever’s blueprint for sustainable growth. It will contribute to our goal of helping one billion people improve their health and well being by 2020, and sit alongside existing goals on providing access to safe and affordable drinking water, and education on the importance of handwashing with soap.
An estimated 2.5 billion people – over one third of the world’s population – live without access to adequate sanitation. Of these, over one billion continue to defecate in the open. This has a serious impact on people’s health, nutrition, education, on gender equality and sustainable economic development. It is a global tragedy that a child dies of diseases related to poor sanitation every two minutes and it could be prevented.
“Business can and must be part of the solution in addressing global challenges that affect us all,” said Unilever CEO, Paul Polman. “That’s why we introduced the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan to positively contribute to the societies where we operate. With our portfolio of health and hygiene brands, our understanding of consumers’ needs and our global reach, we are uniquely placed to help improve people’s lives.”

this text is copied form the Unilever web page at 

I have an idea to submit at the Unilever CEO... let's write the e-mail to him!!!