Wastewater wonder

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students of Water Science, Policy and Management

Viewing our reedbed system today, a group of Oxford University students, from the School of Geography and the Environment. (MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management.)

The trip to Sheepdrove Organic Farm completed a day of discovering projects run by CEH (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology). CEH has a set of weather monitoring equipment at the farm, as part of their LOCAR lowland water catchment study.

The Reedbed System at Sheepdrove Organic Farm was established in April 2002 and comprises a series of aquatic ecosystems which purify our waste water. Up here on the Berkshire Downs, water habitats are rare and the place rapidly became a magnet for wildlife. This wastewater wonder recycles about 10 million litres of water annually.

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