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Process based integrated management of constructed and riverine wetlands for optimal control of wastewater at catchment scale (PRIMROSE)

Objective

PRIMROSE will develop user-friendly tools for the design of cold climate constructed wetlands (CW). The CW will treat wastewater from small communities typical in boreal and sub-alpine regions of Europe. These areas are characterized by clean freshwater resources, and wastewater loading forms a risk to their quality. Critical conditions for wetland performance (hydraulics and processes) will be studied and process-based models for efficient design of wetlands in boreal environments will be developed. Reliable methods for constructed wetland operation, maintenance and safe re-use of the saturated sorbing media will be investigated. Total watershed approach will be achieved by integrating GIS- wastewater applications. Applicability of the tools will be tested in PILOT sub- basins with end users. The project will result in a handbook and lecture material.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

JORDFORSK - CENTRE FOR SOIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH
Address
Frederik A. Dahls Vej 20
1432 Aas
Norway

Participants (7)

AGH - UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Poland
Address
30,Al. Mickiewicza 30
30 059 Krakow
BUNDESAMT FUER WASSERWIRTSCHAFT
Austria
Address
Severingasse 7
1090 Wien
CENTRE FOR ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING TARTU
Estonia
Address
J.v. Jannseni 4
51005 Tartu
FINNISH ENVIRONMENTAL INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
Kesaekatu 6
00251 Helsinki
NORTH OSTROBOTHNIA REGIONAL ENVIRONMENT CENTRE
Finland
Address
Isokatu 9
90101 Oulu
UNIVERSITY OF TARTU
Estonia
Address
Vanemuise Street 46
51014 Tartu
VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Austria
Address
13/223,Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien