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.

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2018

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Programme target group

Dates, Fee, ECTS

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

Learning objectives

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
  1. assess the value of wetlands and explain the use of natural and constructed wetlands for the treatment of wastewater;
  2. describe the concept of wastewater treatment by wetlands;
  3. design and operate a wetland treatment system.

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.

Partners

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