2nd Irish Conference on Constructed Wetlands (1-2 Oct, 2010)


By yuansheng - Posted on 01 March 2010

2nd Irish Conference on Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment and Environmental Pollution Control, 1-2 October 2010

 
Hosted by Centre for Water Resources Research, School of Architecture, Landscape and Civil Engineering, University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland

 

Conference information and call for papers (PDF)

It is now 16 years since the last Irish conference on constructed wetlands was held. In that time the number of reported constructed wetland systems in operation in Ireland has increased from just one in 1993 to in excess of 144 in 2009. Therefore, such a conference which brings together all those with an interest in the constructed wetland treatment technology is long overdue.

The Centre for Water Resources Research, School of Architecture, Landscape and Civil Engineering, University College Dublin, with support from the Irish EPA and the Irish Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is organizing the 2nd Irish International Conference on Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment and Environmental Pollution Control to be held on 1-2 October 2010. The conference will bring together leading experts and interested participants in the constructed wetlands arena, both from Ireland and abroad. The conference will serve as a forum for exchanging and updating ideas and experiences, and also act as a platform to showcase relevant EPA-funded research.

The organising committee would like to invite academics, researchers and students, consultants, regulators, policy makers, water interest groups, county councillors, engineering consultants, effluent treatment firms, environmental concern groups, farmers and others with interest in constructed wetlands, wastewater treatment and pollution control to attend and make presentations at the conference.

Deadline for submission of abstracts (1 page) and full paper (8 pages max) is 1st June and 10th August, 2010, respectively.

All topical areas related to constructed wetland systems are welcome including, but not limited to: new developments (concept and design), design criteria, sizing, hydraulics, operation and performance, optimization and modelling, nutrient removal, effluent reuse, pathogen removal and heavy metals, process dynamics, hydrology, biodiversity benefits, case studies and applications: (municipal, industrial, agricultural, animal industry, highway runoff, landfill leachates, acid mine drainage, storm water treatment, sludge dewatering) and economics. Extended versions of the selected papers (no page limit) from the conference after peer-review will be published in a special issue, edited by Dr Yaqian Zhao, in the Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering (ISSN: 1093-4529).

Full details of the conference can be found at the conference website at http://www.icaere.ie/content/iconwet-2010.

For enquiries or to indicate interest, please contact Dr Akintunde Babatunde (E-mail: akintunde.babatunde@ucd.ie).