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Thursday, March 24, 2011

From the Lowlands, a ‘Floral’-Filter

The Local Ecologist spots a new water filtering tool. It works well to extract E coli? What about radioactivity?


A new point-of-use water-filtering device

Photo: Georgia Silvera Seamans/Local Ecology

By Georgia Silvera Seamans

Holland is known for its flower industry and its water technology. The country supplies “60% of the world’s flowers.”  And “one quarter of Holland is below sea level”; according to the website waterland,  “Two thirds of [the country] would be flooded if there were no dikes,” but by the second half of the twentieth-century, Holland had “gained a reputation as a country that had won the war against water.” 

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Posted by Julie on 03/24 at 04:48 PM