2 April 2011

Floating islands at Du Noon, Cape Town

The week ended with wide coverage of the value of using high surface area floating islands to augment various types of waterbodies, in this case for treating stormwater. This blog has posted several articles on this and won’t repeat them here.  The use of floating islands should be seen as part of a ‘toolbox’ of technologies for improving the ecological and water quality characteristics of many types of waterbodies.  They can be used, with considerable effect, in both polluted and unpolluted systems, depending on the desired need (water quality, habitat provision, aesthetics, sediment control, sequestration of pharmaceuticals and so on).

Floating islands being planted prior to launching

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