Friday, June 17, 2016

Hydrophyllum nursery

Nice to visit today a great water plants nursery here in Italy. Visit them at and feel free to contact Linda, a really competent and professional person!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Iraqui martyrs monument is a plant of reed

Nice To see here in Iraq that the monument of the Iraqi war martyrs is a full plant of reed that born from an hearth keeps in Two hands . Here I am for the third time To have meetings with local municipalities to realize Two treatment wetlands.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

My last project in Ecuador

Thanks to Andrea "green" Zorzi I have designed a treatment wetlands for swine wastewater in a rural area of Ecuador! Vetiver Will be planted!!!!
Andrea is Now Working to realize it. Thank you man!👍👍👍

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

my last article about Mesopotamia and the Marshland

Thank you Legambiente and Giulio Conte for your friendship and for give me the contact last Summer. The editor tell me this article was read by a lot of people.

here the link:

Monday, November 30, 2015

Shit in Puglia from Le Iene TV show !

Find something about treatment wetlands in Italy ... Here the link to Le Iene TV show about the shit into one of  the most beautiful sea in Italy and Europe.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

SIMAGRI conference in Ecuador

Ant thanks to my dear new friend Andre Green tomorrow I will have a talk at the first  Simposio Nacional de Agricultura Tropical SIMAGRI2015 in Ecuador.


I will not be alone. Take a look to the wide list of speakers:

Monday, October 26, 2015

one more reedland in the world !

Yes, I do it again. Do you remember my idea of Guerrilla Gardening becoming Guerrilla Wetlanding? 
Well, last week, with the help of the municipality of Desenzano del Garda and the friendship of the Lega Navale of Brescia-Desenzano I was able to plant more than 200 plants of our loved Phragmites. Was not the real concept of Guerrilla but I worked under a real funding project.

Within the ecological network idea we planted a new reedland (...or a new wetland as you prefer!) to connect the inland to the waters, in the shore of the Garda's Lake in Italy. The biggest lake in Italy and South of Europe.

just arrived

a great root potential

let's go to the shore...

ready to be planted

the new home

what a great view....!!!

ready to grow!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Monday, October 5, 2015

Join the Mesopotamian marshland conference

Great and important people join the conference

Somewhere there is my name ....

Next conference in Baghdad

Studying the location of the incoming conference here in Baghdad ... I have to speak overthere!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Mesopotamia and the Marshland are drying up



 Do you know the Garden of Eden where the civilization start and where humans start to live in community, start to make bread, beer, homes, agriculture, breeding, farming and so on... that place, after the time of Saddam now is drying again.

Take a look to these pictures shooted few days ago and compare with the ones that I took on 2013 and 2014!

Few days ago:

My pictures taken last Summer 2014:

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

one year to the IWA conference on Wetland system.....

One year from now to the next important IWA Specialist Conference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control that will be held in Poland early September 2016!

Join the web site for detailed information at

take a look to the conference topics at icws2016 - conference themes

WETPOL CONFERENCE 2015.... are you ready to go?

I was at the first Wetpol conference in Gent few years ago ... it is really great place to understand the news and join this technology with a lot of expert people!

The conference addresses the latest advances in the field of wetland nutrient and pollution transformations, ecosystem valuation and pollution control in natural and constructed wetlands.

stay tuned @

wetlands @ Milan EXPO 2015

Hello, back from my trip to Milan Expo 2015! I want to show you few pictures of the wetlands built there.
One is in present around the whole Expo Area. In the Expo original project there where a big water area.... but now just few special spots like this one:

A big surprise was for me the USA pavillion! Great message and interesting videos inside.
Outside a typha reedbed welcome you in the main entrance!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015

Gravel !

The best gravel to use in a treatment wetland system: 10 mm diameter.
(Obviously you can use what you find in your local situation)

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Floating gardens

My last article in the most important landscape project and Gardening architecture shared on facebook by Lucia Papponi of Fondazione Minoprio. Thanks!