Brock economist to carry out national water survey as part of oil sands research – Brock News

Brock economist to carry out national water survey as part of oil sands research – Brock News

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 202129 Views

October 20, 2021

Scientists are studying ways that plants and their associated microbes can clean up wastewater from oil sands processes using constructed wetland treatment systems.

The big question is: will the public support such an approach?

Brock University economist Diane Dupont is aiming to find out. She is creating a national public survey to gauge the extent to which people value technologies that harness the power of ecosystem services in the natural environment.

“The benefits provided by plants and microbes are not directly purchased from a shelf or traded in the marketplace,” says Dupont, whose work will focus on ecosystem services from plants that filter and clean water.

Read More: https://brocku.ca/brock-news/2021/10/brock-economist-to-carry-out-national-water-survey-as-part-of-oil-sands-research/

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