Client: Ecology and water department of Voronezh
Date: 2014
Status: First Prize – Completed
Program: Ecological reconfiguration and water quality improvement of the Reservoir
Scope: Water treatment strategies, urban development and monitoring technologies

The Department of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Voronezh region decided to organize a closed competition in order to develop a strategy for the future of the Voronezh Sea. The aim was to gather ideas on the use of the reservoir so it can be more attractive for the population and be a resource for the development of the city once the water is clean. The proposal developed by ecosistema urbano works at different levels, addressing both the diverse sources of contamination and the existing lake. The vision of ecosistema combines various solutions bringing new opportunities for leisure and activities for people to enjoy and experience the lake.

Floating platform. Voronezh sea revitalization. Ecosistema Urbano

Our main actions are:

Addressing the different sources of pollution by providing customised solutions for each of them. These actions are framed as Phase 0. Among the actions we propose to place macrophytes on the surface of the water treatment plant tanks. This action can improve the performance of the Plant up to 40% and it is more efficient not only in the short term, but also in the long run as it reduces energy consumption and requires low maintenance.

Working with floating macrophytes which can absorb many different contaminants. They would be located in the shallowest areas of the lake to stop algae bloom and as a result a specific smell, that comes from the reservoir in summer.

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