Habitat – the path to pristine water

As many of us probably recognize, nutrients are a positive. In the right ratio, they are the building blocks of life. Natural systems evolve around nutrients, making them indispensable. As proof, when they cycle, or flow, through a food web, without stacking up, the ecosystem can be incredibly productive. This, among other things, creates a path to pristine water.

The challenge, however, is around the balance, the ratio, of nutrients. When it’s off, nutrients stack up. Probably the most frequent outcome associated with such an imbalance is that certain life forms have evolved around such imbalance, and developed ability to compensate. For example, phytoplankton is a plant, but does not need nitrogen to be present in water, as it can pull nitrogen from the atmosphere. So if there is carbon (which is almost always the case) and phosphorus, phytoplankton (algae) is well positioned to prosper. Unfortunately, prosperous algae can often lead to Harmful Algal Blooms, polluting our pristine water.

Luckily, there is a life form that can out-compete phytoplankton, and actually has been doing so successfully for hundreds of millions of years. These are biofilm generating microbes, and they are the key component of nature’s wetland system. Today humans can design for nature’s wetland system to fix water. And you can too. You can manage water and steward it so that it is both extremely productive and healthy. This is what BioHavens specialize in…they are floating wetlands. They are versatile, and can be the path to productive and healthy water.