16th International Conference of the IWA Specialist Group on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control

Local Organizer: Universitat Politécnica de Valéncia, IIAMA

The Conference follows the tradition of biennial meetings of theoreticians, engineers and practitioners working on treatment wetlands. A special emphasis will be done, linking wetlands systems - pollution control - biodiversity. Spain is the UE-28 country richer in biodiversity with many Natura 2000, several natural wetlands in high risk with more and more water scarcity because the global change. The conference is an opportunity to bring together experiences in treatment wetlands for water reuse in small communities. Spain is not an example of broad use of treatment wetlands so the conference is an opportunity to spread the benefits sharing the knowledge leaned in other countries and promoting the use.

Topics

  • Wetlands, water quality and biodiversity. Biological aspects of wetlands for pollution control.
  • Wetlands and carbon footprint.
  • Uses of wetlands: agriculture, sludge treatment, industrial.
  • Urban wetlands: treatment of CSO.
  • Vegetation roles.
  • Wetlands improvement: aeration, nutrient removal, fuel cells…
  • Design tools and modelling.
  • Operation and maintenance: clogging, vegetation management…
  • Wetlands and water reuse (environmental and others).
  • Pesticides, persistent organic and emerging pollutants.
  • Economics.
  • Case studies.

Programme Committee

Name Affiliation Country
Joan García (Chair)
Spain
John Bavor
Australia
Florent Chazarenc
France
Silvana Cutolo
Brazil
Gabriela Dotro
United Kingdom
Magdalena Gajewska
Poland
Tom Headley
New Zealand
Joshi Himanshu
India
Jan Vymazal
Czech Republic
Jamidu H. Y. Katima
Tanzania
Guenter Langergraber
Austria
Fabio Masi
Italy
Jaime Nivala
Germany
Heribert Rustige
Germany
Otto R. Stein
United States Of America
Jun Zhai
China
Pascale Champagne
Canada
Brian Shutes
Australia
Víctor Matamoros
Spain
Ignacio Andrés-Doménech
Spain
Carlos Arias
Denmark
Vicent Benedito
Spain
Jacques Brisson
Canada
Hans Brix
Denmark
David De La Varga
Spain
Dirk Esser
France
Nicolas Forquet
France
Vincent Gagnon
Canada
Ana Galvao
Portugal
Tjasa Griessler Bulc
Slovenia
Ülo Mander
Estonia
Isabel Martín
Spain
Pascal Molle
France
Steen Nielsen
Denmark
Jaume Puigagut
Spain
Diederik Rousseau
Belgium
Juan José Salas
Spain
Brian Shutes
United Kingdom
Alexandros Stefanakis
Greece
Attilio Toscano
Italy
Francisco Vallés
Spain
Marcus Von Sperling
Brazil
Scott Wallace
United States Of America
Kela Weber
Canada
Qi Zhou
China