Wetlands do the job of expensive technology, if we let them

Deputy Dean Faculty of Science, Nelson Mandela University

Gaathier writes in the Conversation, October 27th, 2019:
“The world’s freshwater supplies are at risk. This is a threat to all life on the planet. It’s therefore no surprise that water purification has turned into a multibillion dollar global business.

The World Bank estimates that at least $150 billion a year will be required to give the entire global population access to clean drinking water by 2030. There’s no silver bullet when it comes to the technology available to tackle severe water shortages. Several options therefore need to be explored.

One purification option can be found in nature – wetlands. Research shows that wetlands are able to act as filters of water in numerous ways. This includes the uptake of pollutants by plants, soils and even microbes present in the wetlands….”

Read the complete article here  


Annual General Meeting

The Armstrong Wetlands Association
first annual AGM
will be held on
Monday May 6th
from 6-30 pm to 8:30 pm
at the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce

All are welcome, Society memberships will be available

Zoning meeting success

Michele Hill and Marge Sidney attended the council meeting on Monday June 25th regarding the rezoning of the wetland by the chicken plant in Armstrong.  There was an excellent turnout  of 40- 50 people and really good comments made,  with great passion for retaining the wetlands…all of the wetlands. Colonial Farms (Allan King) made some good comments about the noise and safety issue of having a residential development next door to them.

The good news is that Armstrong council voted against rezoning.  It worked!