Transition Water

Transition Water is the idea that we can turn back the clock and make a pond healthy again.

Eutrophication is the process where ponds choke up with so many nutrients they are no longer healthy. Transition Water is a stewardship model that reverses eutrophication by including harvesting as a tool. If you don’t harvest – whether it’s fish, weeds or other lifeforms – nutrients stay in the system.  A healthy food web consumes nutrients and harvesting removes them permanently. BioHaven Floating islands were a novelty ten years ago, but now they’re established, well-researched systems that have proven their value in fixing damaged ponds and lakes. It’s all about restoring food webs, says Bruce Kania — and learning to grow fish instead of algae.

Read about This Water Stewardship Model in the Watershapes Article

Bruce’s TEDx Talk also explains the concept of Transition Water