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Re: [pfaf] SmartWater: Change The World with Graywater and Rainwater Catchment

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  • Griselda Mussett
    Thanks for this. Can I ask people also to keep an eye open for blue-greening projects - this is to do with rain-water management and river catchment. I believe
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 15, 2013
      Thanks for this. Can I ask people also to keep an eye open for blue-greening projects - this is to do with rain-water management and river catchment. 

      I believe the city of Cincinnati is now embarking on a great scheme on the Ohio River - see www.thamesheritagealliance.wordpress.com

      Instead of rainwater run-off from roads etc going straight into sewage and then river systems, it can be diverted after the first cleansing inch or so of rain into fresh-water catchments. It can then be more easily used for drinking water, irrigation, and controlled flow into the rivers for their healthy management, rather than being instantly contaminated by sewage and then overspilling in periods of intense rainfall - so it is a regionally wide implementation of what you are proposing on a much smaller scale here.

      We are fighting for this to happen in the River Thames in London, against a big engineering project to create a massive new sewer right along under the river which is so wasteful in every way.  

      We relate this campaign to further issues about land-use on waterside sites. These are prime for residential development, but effectively blight any future maritime use of the rivers, with attendant loss of biodiversity, skills, heritage knowledge, etc.


      Griselda Mussett

      On 11 Jul 2013, at 04:26, Feral Mycelium wrote:


      Hello friends,

      At the Regenerative Leadership Institute, our business is quite literally
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