Selecting A Solution – Ensuring A Wise Decision
Eutrophication has been steadily progressing in bulk water impoundments globally for decades. Toxic CyanoHABs have become and epidemic and are plaguing more water bodies, with more intense blooms that last longer every year.
A lot of governments bodies, water utilities, consulting engineers and lake management associations are spending, and in most cases wasting, huge amounts of money on treatments and “solutions” that not only do not improve the situation, they actually make eutrophication and the risk or intensity of CyanoHABs worse.
To ensure that you make a wise decision when selecting a solution, you need to see evidence of success in addressing the root causes and all the consequent symptoms of eutrophication. Treating symptoms alone is a waste of money.
It is only by understanding root causes and the need for a holistic systemic solution that you will ensure that you are not fooled by sales pitches touting temporary symptomatic treatments. By having the knowledge to be able to specify the full range of evidence of holistic success, you will ensure a diligent procurement and selection process is followed and responsible decisions are made that will satisfy all stakeholders.