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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Woods Hole, Water Reuse & Oregon?

TEDx Woods Hole: Ecological Design and Water Reuse

Water is the basis of all life, and our planet faces deepening challenges related to water purity and availability. Jonathan Todd will discuss advanced ecological design projects, including future directions of sustainable wastewater and water management. This will include harvesting the carbon and nutrients from wastewater and converting them to energy and new resources. He will evaluate the promise of natural systems technologies, especially in their ability to break down endocrine disruptors in wastewater. The aesthetics of ecological design in relation to decentralized storm and wastewater systems on a neighborhood scale will be explored. And, finally, Todd will propose a cultural and technological paradigm shift for the management of our vital water resources.

About 17 mins into lecture, he references new research in Eugene, OR. Ecological treatment of "blackwater", energy production, followed by growing food for Four Star restaurants? Don't let the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality know since they are working on the Oregon Graywater Rules. They don't need the distraction.

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