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Januarie's Blog #4 11.02.14

A belated Kung Hei Fat Choi

So begins the Year of the Horse, and so we ride on past more Water Partnership mile stones.

Snowdonia woodland garden

My first sample was from a friend's garden in Snowdonia. It sits at the foot of one of the big disused slate quarries that are a feature of the landscape there (containing freshwater bodies themselves, but that is another story!) and it is a lovely woodland garden with streams, a pond, a moss bed, amazing shrubs and plants...we are talking a very keen gardener here!. The initial sample showed low levels of nutrients, so it will be interesting to see if this changes over the year.

  • Freshwater in Wadi Wuraya - Al Fujaira

Wastewater Treatment in Egypt

Today I wrote this post on Facebook

"Did you know that we flush our pipi and kiki with freshwater!!!”

Actually it created quite a buzz, people started participating and joking and asking for suggestions. I told them that we could use seawater instead. Finally, one of my friends advised that the treated wastewater is being put to such use in new residential areas in Cairo. Need to confirm but it looks bright ha :)

  • A Toad in Wadi Wuraya

AMAZING

I have just returned from the water research program and guys it is amazing!!! I never thought how scarce freshwater is and how vital it is for species to grow and flourish. I have already started my 50 persons challenge and I am determined on informing as many people as I can.

The attached photo shows a Toad that we catched in the field. See how this little creature needs our help!

Photos from Team 3.

Photos from Team 3.

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