I know I've sent links to BEST about water hyacinth treatment and
usage (e.g., furniture weaving) in Thailand before, but I just ran
across this site with pictures of hyacinth treatment areas in the
Bangkok area... and couldn't resist sending it out.
If the long-standing historical and institutional biases against
this exotic plant (which developed for very good reasons) can be
overcome, might similarly-styled systems have practical benefit
for effective and sustainable treatment of stormwater, wastewater,
and badly eutrophied water bodies in Florida?
Ph.D. Candidate, Interdisciplinary Ecology
School of Natural Resources and the Environment
University of Florida
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