2022 | Cyprus | Student: St Mary's School

Michaela Michail  

My name is Michaela Michail, I am 19 and I live in Limassol, Cyprus.

Tell us what the water concern in your country is!

The biggest water concern in my country is the proliferation of harmful cyanobacteria blooms in surface waters. These blooms create hypoxic conditions in lakes and release soluble toxic compounds known as ''cyanotoxins'' that make our waters dangerous to all aquatic creatures and us humans.

This is what I think is one of the solutions for a sustainable future:

Through our own experimental procedures we propose the use of calcium peroxide granules as a sustainable treatment method that doesn't harm the aquatic environments, is cost friendly and appears more effective than the current best treatment.

Ania Andersch
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