Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment

The aim of this course is to stimulate the use of natural wetlands and constructed wetlands for the treatment of wastewater.

Apply now for


Dates, Fee, ECTS

Start: 03 April 2018
End: 20 April 2018
Deadline IHE application: 02 March 2018 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 2850

Course content

Introduction on wetlands: what are wetlands, where are wetlands, and the role of wetlands. The role of wetlands in the catchment area: general aspects, hydrological aspects, wetlands as buffers and the role in relation to climate.

Natural wetlands being used for wastewater treatment: the basic principles, the advantages and disadvantages, the risks. Examples in a temperate climate and examples in the tropics.Constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment: the different types, the design and criteria for design. Advantages and disadvantages. The Dutch situation, case studies in the tropics.

Waste stabilisation ponds. Integrated production systems: examples, advantages, disadvantages, economics, nutrient flows. Modelling of integrated production systems. Field visits.


  • Makerere University, Uganda
  • University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Czech Republic