Water quality improvement is the main purpose of constructed wetlands. But what exactly does good water quality mean?
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The central research task of my PhD is to trace how benefits emerge within wastewaterscapes. This post will explain how I understand benefits.
When I was growing up our family farm had a couple of springs, where water bubbled out of the hillside. One of these fed a pond. Another became a tiny stream. At some point I decided to reshape this waterscape. I dug out a little basin at the spring, and used the mud I’d dugContinue reading “DIY waterscape”
How should we approach living infrastructures?
Following on from the previous post, I wanted to think a little more about what general conclusions are warranted. Some short points, keeping in mind Donna Haraway’s insistence on “grappling with, rather than generalising from, the ordinary” (Haraway, 2008: 3). On a very abstract level, two possibilities stand out. From the perspective of Eric Swyngedouw,Continue reading “How should we approach living infrastructures?”
Bringing infrastructure to life
One of the fun parts of interdisciplinary research (and research in general) is pulling together different ideas and concepts. In thinking about constructed wetlands, the combination encapsulated by ‘living infrastructure’ is one I’ve found interesting. In this post I want to (a) quickly lay out some of the theoretical currents that lead to this intersection,Continue reading “Bringing infrastructure to life”