Every year CyanoHABs (toxic bluegreen algae blooms) appear earlier, last longer, and are more widespread and more intense. This rapid, accelerating degradation of bulk water resources as they succumb to eutrophication is the single biggest threat to sustainable water supply and water and food security globally.
In many ways, this is a self-inflicted catastrophe, firstly because it is the consequence of urbanization, population growth and the highly engineered water resource management strategies and infrastructure that we have implemented over the past few hundred years and secondly, because to date our interventions to address the symptoms of eutrophication have generally made things worse.
We have been the engineers of our own demise.
Eutrophication is a chronic systemic biological process that affects the whole water body. It cannot be treated symptomatically. It cannot be countered by interventions that only address specific symptoms or sub-portions of a water body, whether they are defined by depth, area or both.
Once a tipping point is reached, a systemic transformation takes place which can only be reversed systemically.
Understanding how killing weeds with herbicides, algae with algaecides or precipitating phosphorus with chemicals such as alum make the situation worse, not better, is critical to stopping these misguided actions.
This Bulk Water Solutions section has 6 short videos that will help you to
- Understand the progressive process by which eutrophication takes place
- Understand how cyanobacteria can exploit eutrophic conditions to cause toxic CyanoHABs
- Understand how conventional treatments not only fail, but actually make the situation worse
- Understand what to demand when specifying or assessing a proposed solution
- Understand the difference between “aeration” and our RADOR Technology
- Verify the SIS.bio’s Eutrophy Solution is a holistic, systemic one
We then present scientific data to validate the effectiveness of the Eutrophy Solution that we have developed, and case study summaries to validate the solutions that it delivers.
Understanding the process of eutrophication and the scientific basis of the Eutrophy Solution will enable both water professionals and interested citizens to distinguish between our proven solution and the claims made by the plethora of “Whack-a-Mole” symptomatic interventions on the market which merely serve to shuffle the deck-chairs around as the Titanic steams head-on towards the iceberg.