The Wastewater Gardener: Preserving the Planet One Flush at a Time

Author(s): Mark Nelson


Mark Nelson takes us on a global expedition to learn how we are wasting the world's dwindling supplies of fresh water by flushing away a very valuable resource, our own human wastes! A founding director of the Institute of Ecotechnics, Dr. Nelson has worked for several decades in closed ecological system research. As one of eight brave souls enclosed in the pioneering Biosphere 2 experiment, he realised how essential the proper re-use of human waste is to the health of the planet. This led to what Dr. Nelson calls a life-long love affair with constructed wetlands, where he discovered an important solution to some of our trickiest global dilemmas: Wastewater Gardens. While the problems covered in this book are very serious, Dr. Nelson's approach to the subject makes for a delightful, down-to-earth read.

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Nelson was one of the eight-person crew in the 2 year closure experiment in Biosphere 2, 1991-93. He is Chairman of the Institute of Ecotechnics, and one of its founding directors and Associate Editor of Advances in Space Research journal. Head of Wastewater Gardens International and a vice-chair of the closed ecological system section of COSPAR (the Intl. Committee of Space), he resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

General Fields

  • : 9780907791515
  • : Synergetic Press Inc.,U.S.
  • : Synergetic Press Inc.,U.S.
  • : October 2014
  • : 229mm X 178mm X 25mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 628.3
  • : 296
  • : illustrations
  • : Mark Nelson