Annual Conference 2019
Castelluccio di Norcia, Umbria, Italy. Urban wastewater treatment wetland designed by IRIDRA Srl
Please find the programme outline below and registration options at the bottom of the page
Keynote speaker: Dr Fabio Masi, IRIDRA, Italy
'Constructed wetlands: A multi-benefit, nature-based solution for current and future environmental and social challenges'
An environmental chemist and founding partner of IRIDRA Srl, Fabio is the co-author of over 450 designs for constructed wetlands around the world, collaborator on numerous international programmes and author of over 95 publications including a wealth of peer reviewed papers. He will give us an Illustrated overview of the multiple benefits of constructed wetland projects around the world; historical perspectives plus recent developments in pollution reduction, flood risk mitigation, wildlife habitat, educational resources and the amenity value of constructed wetlands.
Constructed wetlands workshop
'How to shift from a single purpose (treatment) to multi-purpose treatment wetlands'
There will be a presentation of research undertaken on the innovative french system installed at Severn Trent Water, Hulland Ward, followed by a workshop lead by Dr Fabio Masi and Dr Gaby Dotro of Cranfield University. Consideration will be given to the following wetland design criteria:
- Envisioning a multipurpose system: What are some of the compatible uses / objectives for a wastewater treatment wetland? Are there any potentially conflicting uses that should be managed or avoided altogether?
- Engaging within co-productive model for wetland systems: what are some potential partnerships that could help maximise the success potential of a multipurpose wetland scheme? Think about end use, finance, regulation, national or international strategies.
- Working with your site limitations: what are some of the key attributes of a candidate physical site that could help or hinder the construction of a multipurpose wetland system?
There will be a visit to the site examined in the workshop; Severn Trent Water, Hulland Ward
* Please note that delegates will need to bring personal protective equipment (PPE) for the site visits - steel toe-cap boots, hard hat and hi-viz vests *
Evening social event
After the site visits, we will book some taxis and head off to The Malt Shovel, a nearby pub, for dinner and drinks at 6.30pm.
A full day of oral presentations on the multiple benefits of constructed wetlands; treating industrial and agricultural wastewaters, partnerships for delivery, urban and agricultural SuDS systems, wetlands for biomass generation, community water treatment and the health and amenity value of treatment wetlands.
Poster display with a cash prize for the best student poster.
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Register for the conference online with our conference organisers AquaEnviro
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