Wednesday, December 21, 2011

South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD)

When I was young...no no no... in 1997 I made a study trip in Florida (USA). It was a umid and typical Florida July (fantastic).
I had the opportunity to visit the SFWMD and in particular the Everglades Nutrient Removal Project. This is a component of the Everglades Restoration Program as demonstration treatment area (3800 acres, one of the largest treatment wetland in the world).
The ENR project has the following ojectives:
1) reduce the total phosphorus loads and minimize the imbalances in everglades flora and fauna
2) develop design and construction criteria for large scale application of Treatment Wetlands
3) implement optimal nutrient removal technology.
http://www.protectingourwater.org/watersheds/map/everglades/
Over 100 parameters were monitored, also inflow and outflow were measured and also vegetation has been monitored 




... to be continued...(I'm searching the photo of the trip)...





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