Even with his acknowledgement that major regulatory pressures and global economic headwinds are facing the North American oil and gas industry, Hrap
is another optimist, noting the expanding North American resource base and technological advances ultimately will mitigate those two national and international challenges.
In 2011-12 alone, collaborative activities under the HRAP to reduce nutrients in the rivers included 74 on-ground projects, with more than 781,000 native seedlings planted and some 70ha of weed control, Mr Marmion said.
Releasing the Swan River Trust s achievements report for the HRAP s fourth year, the Minister said more than $7.
The HRAP is delivered through eight programs that form a catchment to coast approach to reducing contaminants from catchments; intercepting pollutants from tributaries and drains; and applying river intervention techniques such as oxygenation to improve water quality.
Amongst these, the use of halotolerant algae/bacteria consortiums in HRAPs
for the elimination of organic matter and nutrients stands out for its high added value: not only will it provide an effective and ecological solution for wastewater treatment, but also it will represent an innovative way of producing algal biomass, that will subsequently be valorized into different by-products, reducing the economic and environmental impact of the treatment.