16th - 17th July 2019, The Hilton Birmingham Metropole, UK
This year’s theme will be the multiple benefits of constructed wetlands, covering the following topics.
The abstract deadline has now passed, however we still welcome poster submissions. Please email email@example.com for further details.
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Day 1 – Welcome introduction
Welcome address from the CWA Chair, Geoff Sweaney, Wetland Engineering
Keynote Speaker: Dr Fabio Masi, IRIDRA, Italy
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. More info on Fabio
Constructed Wetlands Workshop
A workshop lead by Dr Fabio Masi and Dr Gaby Dotro of Cranfield University will provide an introduction to constructed wetland technologies. There will be a presentation of research undertaken at Hulland Ward, one of the sites on the afternoon visits, plus a discussion-based interactive session to explore ideas further.
Presentation: Two stage vertical flow constructed wetlands’ performance and maturing in temperate climate
Khomenko, O.1, Blanco, I.2, Cook, A.2, Cunliffe, D.2, Dotro, G. 1, Jefferson, B.1, Coulon F. 1, Jordan, T.2, Shepherd, R.2, Smith, R.2, and Bajón Fernández, Y1*. 1Cranfield University, UK, 2Severn Trent Water, Coventry, UK
Site visit one will include a tour of Severn Trent Water’s Hulland Ward wastewater treatment works which is an innovative constructed wetland that treats raw wastewater (including sludge) in a two-stage vertical flow constructed wetland treatment system. There will be a second site visit to a conventional horizontal flow system used for tertiary treatment nearby.
Evening social event
After the site visits, we will book some taxis and head off to a The Malt Shovel, a nearby pub, for dinner and drinks.
Day 2 – Technical Presentations
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The event will start at 9.30am on Tuesday 16th July and finish by 5pm on Wednesday 17th July. A detailed timetable will be sent to you after registration.