Tools and Information

The Constructed Wetlands Knowledge Platform does not only provide related geographic information and data. We would like to supply students, engineers, planners, decision-makers, as well as members of civil society and its organisations with a list of material for individual learning and possibly teaching. Please, find a list of sources ranked from basic to more comprehensive content here:

1. Online Article by Joe Gelt (1997) from the Water Resources Resource Center of the University of Arizona:

Constructed Wetlands: Using Human Ingenuity, Natural Processes to Treat Water, Build Habitat.

2. Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies, 2nd Edition by EAWAG

Includes basic information about Free-Water Surface (FWS), Horizontal Subsurface Flow (HSSF) and Vertical Flow Constructed Wetlands (VFCW):

Available as PDF in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Russian.

Online Compendium available.

3. Constructed Wetlands Manual by UN-HABITAT

Content: design, construction, operation and maintenance of Constructed Wetlands for the treatment of domestic wastewater and introduction on the design of sludge treatment wetlands. Available here.

4. ’Treatment Wetlands’ book by IWA Task Group on Mainstreaming the Use of Treatment Wetlands

Open access.

Spanish version.

5. Online Course on ‘Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment’ by IHE Delft.

Usually starting once a year.

Course content also available as open courseware.

The open courseware includes courses on related topics as well, e.g. ecological sanitation, urban drainage and sewerage etc.

6. Constructed Wetlands in the context of Nature-based Solutions (NBS):

World Water Development Report (WWDR) 2018.

...and if someone intends to teach primary school students:

Teaching manual by BDZ and UFZ.

7. IWA Specialist Group on Use of Macrophytes in Water Pollution Control (2006):

Constructed Wetlands for Pollution Control

8. US Army Corps of Engineers (2000):

Wetlands Engineering Handbook

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