How polluted is the rainwater in our city?

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About the research

Birgit De Bock is what a rainwater sample looks like after it washed down a heavy traffic road. Would you like to swim in this? Neither do the fish! That's why our rainwater has to be filtered before it is released into the river. Birgit explains how they tackle this at Aquafin.

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Birgit De Bock

Birgit De Bock graduated as an environmental engineer from the university of Gent, and is working as a researcher at Aquafin (www.aquafin.be). Bringing blue (water) and green (plants) together is her passion. She studies reuse and infiltration of stormwater, sustainable urban drainage and helped found the website www.blauwgroenvlaanderen.be 

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