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The Role of Constructed Wetlands as Part of the Ecological Infrastructure to Attenuate Flooding and Improve Water Quality

7 Nov 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This workshop will focus on facilitating the key messages of Scholz’s latest book on “Sustainable Water Management: Engineering Solutions for a Variable Climate” published by Elsevier in 2018 focussing on water and environmental engineering aspects relevant for the drainage and treatment of storm water and wastewater though wetland systems. It provides a descriptive overview of complex ‘black box’ wetland treatment systems and the general design issues involved. Standard and novel design recommendations for predominantly constructed wetlands, sustainable flood retention basins, sustainable drainage systems, ponds and related systems are given to take into account the interests of professional engineers and environmental scientists. This workshop deals comprehensively with not only the design, operation, maintenance and water quality monitoring of traditional and novel sustainable treatment systems, but also covers analysis of asset performance, modelling of treatment processes, performance assessments of existing water infrastructure and corresponding sustainability evaluations. Solutions to pressing water quality challenges associated with sustainable water technology such as constructed treatment wetlands and other sustainable biological filtration and treatment technologies linked to public health engineering are explained. Case and research study topics are diverse: natural wetlands, constructed treatment wetlands, ponds, sustainable water management and specific applications such as wetlands treating dye wastewater. The research projects discussed are multi-disciplinary, holistic, experimental and modelling-orientated.

Prof Miklas Scholz, cand ing, BEng (equiv), PgC, MSc, PhD, DSc, CWEM, CEnv, CSci, CEng, FHEA, FIEMA, FCIWEM, FICE, Fellow of IWA, is Professor in Water Resources Engineering at Lund University, Sweden. He also holds the Chair in Civil Engineering at The University of Salford, UK. He is a Professor and the Head of the Civil Engineering Research Group in Salford. Moreover, Miklas is a Distinguished Professor at Johannesburg University and the Central University of Technology, Free State. He has published four books and 234 journal articles. Miklas leads the project Research-based Assessment of Integrated Approaches to Nature-based Solutions (RainSolutions), which received funding by the JPI Water 2018. Amongst others, Lund University, Johannesburg University and Pretoria University are part of the consortium.

A light lunch will be provided after the workshop as an opportunity for further networking.

The cost to attend is as follows:

  • WISA Members – R287.50
  • Non-Member attendees – R517.50
  • Students – R57.50 (limited seats available)

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Date:
7 Nov 2019
Time:
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Organizer

Abri Vermeulen
Email:
abri@pegasys.co.za

Venue

University of Johannesburg