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WIN Project

WIN Project

  WIN/WIN AS BALLINDERRY RIVERS TRUST PROJECT PROVES FARM WATER FILTRATION INNOVATION DELIVERS PROFITS WHILE ALSO PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT    The Water Innovation Network (WIN) is in the concluding stage of an ambitious project aimed at revolutionising farming practices and improving farm productivity while safeguarding water quality in the Ballinderry catchment area of Northern Ireland. …

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Comfrey – the secret weapon in cleaning up our waterways

Comfrey – the secret weapon in cleaning up our waterways

  Comfrey can be found growing wild around the countryside. It’s a brilliant absorber of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium so a very useful plant in situations where we need to mop up nutrients before they get into waterways – for example where dirty water is running off a farm yard towards a river. It’s a …

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The ultimate indicator of water quality

The ultimate indicator of water quality

This shrimp is the Rambo of the waterways. It’s a hardy wee thing that can withstand a reasonable amount of most forms of pollution and enrichment. You can expect to find them in all but the most polluted of waterways. They’ll be hanging out under the stones. If there is some nutrient pollution they’ll actually …

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