This project implies construction of artificial wetlands and specific devices that are environmentally accepted for water purification on the Ribnica river in the quarry. Placing artificial wetlands in the presence of aquatic and ground plant organisms (genus of algae: : Spirogira sp. and Cladofora), resistant to degraded state, contributes to the development and survival of pre-existing species and introduction of new species. This way, level of oxygen and nutrients will increase. In addition, wetlands allows the maintenance and preservation of exicting biodiversity and contribute to its spread. The idea involves setting up two artificial wetlands, trial and experimental, whose aim is to compare the progress of regeneration of natural environment. By placing devices on the Ribnica river, our goal is to produce water fit for a specific purpose in an efficient and convenient way. We can achieve that with combination of specific plant species along with gravel and stones that serve as the filtrate. Using this method the flow of less contaminated water to an artificial wetland will reduce. Ultimately, better quality and cleaner water allows introduction or restoring different aquatic organisms that lived in this habitat before degradation. 

Report from the latest visit to Quarry Ribnica

The ones being just a pool filled with water from a nearby well, is now showing some very interesting and positive changes regarding the ecosystem's flora and fauna, which is just another one proof that our project is finally nearing to its finish line.

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Microbiological analyses of artificial wetland water

The first results of microbiological analyses are here and they look very promising. In fact, the parameters are showing a decreasing trend of microorganisms, since the introduction of the plants into the wetland. The path for growing water purification is now officially settled.

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Building up an artificial wetland and introducing plants

Getting to know the nature habitat of Quarry Ribnica was a pretty much interesting experience, along with our determination to live up the idea of an artificial wetland in it. The construction of the wetland and the planting is now finished. So let's see how will they all get along trough time.

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