5:30PM Monday, December 1
"Biospherian" Dr. Mark Nelson
shares from his important book
THE WASTEWATER GARDENER
Preserving the Planet One Flush at a Time
The Wastewater Gardener takes a global look at how we are misusing one of the world’s most valuable resources: human waste. Dr. Mark Nelson, who has worked for several decades in closed ecological system research, says that not only are we wasting a free, natural fertilizer, we’re polluting our dwindling supply of fresh water. In the book, Nelson offers a brief history of how we got into this “shitty” mess—and proposes a way to get out of it.
Mark Nelson, Ph.D., is an eco-system engineer and researcher, and one of the original “Biospherians.” He is Chairman and CEO, and a founding director, of the Institute of Ecotechnics (www.ecotechnics.edu), a U.K. non- profit organization consulting on several demonstration projects working in challenging biomes around the world. He is also Vice Chairman of Global Ecotechnics Corp. and consults on wastewater reuse and recycling using Wastewater Gardens®, subsurface-flow constructed wetlands.