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World Water Day – A Duckweed film from the Brainwaves project

Research-led teaching provides students with relevant and in-depth learning experiences, while at the same time inspiring staff with new ideas, questions and enthusiasm.

Luke Ring is a 4th year honours student in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at University College Cork, who joined the duckweed research group and studied the question to what extent duckweed will tolerate saline water. This is an important question, as many waste streams that can potentially be used to grow duckweed contain elevated levels of salinity. As part of his project, and to emphasise the importance of clean water, Luke made this inspiring video.