Smart Regions: Floating islands help fight polluting nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorous in the South Baltic Sea area

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The European project “Live Lagoons” is developing floating wetlands made up of reed and willow, which are cleaning waters in the South Baltic area from nutrients like nitrogen or phosphorous. By doing so, they help fight an excessive growth of algae, oxygen depletion, loss of biodiversity and odour issues.

The project “Live Lagoons” is co- funded by the Interreg South Baltic Sea Programme.

Have a look at the latest episode of Smart Regions showing how floating islands improve water quality and at the same time provide habitats for microbes, insects, fishs and birds! 

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