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Wastewater Resource Recovery

Reclaim Is…Islands, Corals, & Nutrients: A view from Barbados

Blog by Robert Bair. Considered a Highly Developed Country with one of the highest per capita uses of solar water heaters in the world, Barbados is an island where the Barbados Program of Action was agreed upon by small island states in 1994 as a charge for them to develop sustainably
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Reclaim Is… Toilet to Tap, Showers to Flowers, Poop to Potable, Defecate to Drinkikate

Books like the “Last Taboo: Opening the Door on the Global Sanitation Crisis ” and “The Big Necessity” do a pretty good job at setting the stage for how we deal with wastewater. Or don’t. What do you call it? How do you discuss it? What is done with yours once it leaves your body? The
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Reclaim Is… Effective multimedia for nutrient management

Reclaim Is… What a great time to launch the Spring 2015 “Reclaim Is…” seminar. A week ago the world’s wealthiest man, Bill Gates, premiered a video where he can be seen drinking treated effluent from a pilot wastewater treatment plant in Seattle. The two minute video of the Omniproces
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Dr. JB Neethling’s Kappe Lecture at USF

As part of the annual tradition of the Kappe Lecture that started in 1989 by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists (AAEES) where renown engineers “share the knowledge of today’s practitioners with tomorrow’s environmental engineers,” this past ye
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Growing saltwater vegetables with aquaponics – reinvent next year’s Thanksgiving Day menu with sea purslane and saltwort

Mote Aquaculture Research Park in Sarasota, Florida is growing something unique – saltwater vegetables. Construction on a marine aquaponic system was completed at the start of October 2014. Check out Mote’s News & Press page for an article about this project. The system was
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A Golden Opportunity at Football Stadiums

Have you ever thought about how often people pee during football games? Did you know that this urine actually has tons of nutrients that have value and can be recovered? Urine is essentially sterile. Plus, it’s loaded with nitrogen, and also has phosphorus and potassium–th
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Transcending “Scale Challenges” of the Water-Energy Nexus

Environmental Research Interdisciplinary Colloquium (ERIC) Wednesday, September 24, 2014 5:00 – 6:00 pm ENC 1002, USF Transcending “Scale Challenges” of the Water-Energy Nexus Dr. E. Christian Wells Professor of Anthropology,USF Abstract: Climate change and population growth ove
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Reclaiming Nutrients through Aquaponics

The practice of aquaculture, or fish farming, can produce large quantities of waste similar to municipal wastewater treatment systems. Historically in aquaculture these nutrients were simply discharged to the environment. The waste resulted in degraded water quality near and downstrea
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Education and outreach efforts in Placencia, Belize

For the “scaling-up” season, a group of anthropologists has traveled to Belize during the month of June 2014 (read about last year’s pilot season here). Our team includes Masters students Suzanna Pratt, Eric Koenig and Paola Gonzalez, along with USF-PIRE CO-PI’
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Case study: Reducing risk from de facto wastewater reuse in Bolivia

Storify by USF Reclaim Tue, Jan 21 2014 05:57:36 Case study: Reducing risk from de facto wastewater reuse in Bolivia Summary of the discussion hosted on Jan. 17, 2014 by USF Reclaim (http://usf-reclaim.org/), about a case study of microbial risk assessment for lettuce irrigation in Bo
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