Sunday, September 29, 2013

from guerrilla gardening to GUERRILLA WETLANDING

Hi, I'm now in Sirmione (North of Italy) for a transplanting project into the waters of the Garda Lake. This afternoon, while I was planting common reeds and thinking about my work I have had a linking idea..... do you know the green movement "guerrilla gardening"? yes.... I was do the same but as GUERRILLA WETLANDING,... ah ah ah I laught a lot.... in the next days I'll post the pictures of this project.
plant a reed

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

treatment wetland with surface flow

Yeahhhh, after almost 13 years I can show you my first surflace flow constructed wetland. This project was designed early 2000 when I was working in the Brentella Water Management District here in North-East of Italy. The project was so innovative in that time and aimed to realize a water treatment system inside a storage basin to reduce the hydraulic risk in the watershed.

As you know there are 4 treatment wetland's system: horizontal, vertical, floating and surface.
The surface flow systems are so difficult to be build here in Italy because they require a lot of surface, etc... but anyway we can realize it when is possible. The final result is so natural !

After a long time need to get the law authorization in 2013 they start to dig the basin and next month this project will be completed and planted with an high number ow wetland and trees species with the reason to increase also the local biodiversity.

take a look at the design and at some pictures I got this morning:

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

back to Iraq

Hi dear readers here I'm back to Iraq to do some new meetings, visit new potential sites and so on. It's so hot here!

take a look at others uses of reed's biomass:


GRAZING AREA FOR WATER BUFFALO (all this area is grazed by water buffalos...until the horizon line)