Profile & demonstrate clean technologies in wastewater treatment & nutrient recovery
The City can help to showcase local green businesses and improve their profile in the market place through demonstration projects. One idea is to support the development of a community wastewater treatment facility that captures nutrients from the wastewater stream to process into an environmentally friendly fertilizer. Metro Vancouver wastewater treatment plants currently produce biosolids which are rich in nutrients and can be used to fertilize lands to improve vegetative production, but this program needs further partnerships to reinforce and expand the model.
MetroVancouver Nutrifor program: http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/wastewater/nutrifor/Pages/default.aspx
Vancouver firm Ostara: http://www.ostara.com/
Why not expand the idea of a demonstration community to encompass all sorts of local green products... , basically create a showcase neighborhood such that by placing their products there, local companies get positive public exposure. The mechanism for subsidies and determining which products can be allowed will be tricky, but I'm sure you'll figure it out.
Pradeep K.Verma MBBS commented
There are some interesting comments about nutrient recovery in the treatise This depiction of dismal state of water supply sources that are rapidly vanishing while we Canadians pay no heed to the this impending catastrophe is based on work entitled Canada’s Water Delusion by Andrew Nikiforuk published originally in April 2009 Readers Digest which was devoted entirely to climate change where the conclusion made was Our enduring myth of endless “blue gold” has us pouring our most valuable resource down the drain. . . .