Tuesday, April 24, 2012

upcoming important wetland conference (#3)

9th International Phytotechnology Society (IPS) conference 
will be hosted by Hasselt University - Belgium
September 11th to 14th, 2012

CONFERENCE OFFICIAL WEB SITE: http://www.uhasselt.be/Phytotechnologies

Phytotechnologies, plant-based strategies to remediate water, soil and air pollution and provide ecosystem services have an effective power beyond their science when integrated into our managed landscapes. 
conference's logo from official website.
The Conference will feature a range of topics:

  • Phytoremediation Research on Contaminant Fate 
  • Phytoremediation Field Projects 
  • Phytoremediation of Toxic Metals 
  • Phytoremediation of Organic Contaminants 
  • Phytotechnologies for Use in Developing Economies 
  • Ecorestoration and Habitat Creation 
  • Biofuels and Bioenergy 
  • Passive Housing, Greenbuilding, Greenroof Technology  
  • Carbon Sequestration 
  • Vegetative Covers 
  • Constructed Wetlands 
  • Stormwater Management 
  • Phytomonitoring/ phytoforensics 
  • Plant-nanoparticle Interactions 
  • Sustainability 
  • Molecular Engineering Related to Phytotechnologies 
  • Ecosystem Services

Monday, April 23, 2012

upcoming important conference (#2) - Wetland 2012


IWA Specialist Group on the Use of Macrophytes in Water Pollution Control 

Hosted and Organised by Murdoch University Perth, Western Australia 
in collaboration with IWA and AWA
25-29 November 2012

beautiful picture taken from the conference brochure
Description from the official web site ( http://www.promaco.com.au ):

The major aim of the Conference is to bring together researchers and professionals to discuss new evelopments and exchange experiences in the field of constructed wetland systems. The Conference will highlight the latest improvements and achievements in the treatment of urban storm water runoff, domestic and municipal wastewaters, agricultural and industrial effluents.

Conference Topics:
Process Dynamics
Management and Control
Case studies
Design criteria
Environmental issues and operation policies
CW Components
Modelling of wetland treatment processes
Systems with enhanced/active aeration
Floating emergent macrophyte wetlands
Suitability of treatment wetlands for developing countries
Removal of pharmaceuticals, heavy metals, surfactants and 
other emerging pollutants
Stormwater and industrial wastewater treatment
Mine water treatment
Combined algal systems
Wetland and waterway restoration
Non point source pollution control
Limitations and lessons to be learn

Friday, April 20, 2012

Upcoming important conference (#1)

The Caribbean Water & Wastewater Association, in association with The Water & Sewerage Corporation of the Bahamas (WSC) Announces the

“Water and Waste Management in the Caribbean: Real Strategies and Solutions”
October 1 – 5, 2012
Atlantis Paradise Island (Kerzner) Resorts
Paradise Island, The Bahamas

Between the conference topics there is the space for treatment wetlands:

- Replacement of aging infrastructure: treatment wetlands is a good way to use ancient and past traditional treatment plants as pre-treatment for a brand new treatment wetlands systems!!
- Innovative Designs: in many countries treatment wetlands are really an innovative system
- Small systems: treatment wetlands are really a proper solution for household or rural houses in the countryside.
- Engineered biological treatment: this means TREATMENT WETLANDS 

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Monday, April 2, 2012

cold climate treatment wetlands.... need info for Finland development

Hello Wetlanders..... would you help someone in his research on wetland systems? This is a message from Finland, my friend is searching info about treatment wetlands in cold climates. Below his message, could you help him on his search? Thanks a lot in advance! 
Contact him directly at: gbor.hrvth@gmail.com

I would like to thank the opportunity to Davide Tocchetto for offering the possibility to post a brief inquiry on his blog.

I write my thesis about horizontal subsurface and surface flow constructed treatment wetlands feasibility in Finland. I concentrate my research finding similar methods and conditions (cold, boreal climates) around the world so I would have a great access of variety works which I could use in my thesis as literature reference methods which would prove the successful feasibility of such methods in cold climate.
I am looking for studies, projects which I could read and hopefully would help my work. I am mostly interested in methods which were carried out under cold climate.

Thank you very much!

Gabor Horvath

The following picture show an example on where Gabor would develop treatment wetlands...