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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK1-CT-2000-00065

  • Start date

    1 January 2001

  • End date

    31 December 2003

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 730 599

  • EU contribution

    € 1 786 064

Coordinated by:

JORDFORSK - CENTRE FOR SOIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

Norway

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.

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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

BUNDESAMT FUER WASSERWIRTSCHAFT

Austria

CENTRE FOR ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING TARTU

Estonia

FINNISH ENVIRONMENTAL INSTITUTE

Finland

NORTH OSTROBOTHNIA REGIONAL ENVIRONMENT CENTRE

Finland

UNIVERSITY OF TARTU

Estonia

VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Austria

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK1-CT-2000-00065

  • Start date

    1 January 2001

  • End date

    31 December 2003

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 730 599

  • EU contribution

    € 1 786 064

Coordinated by:

JORDFORSK - CENTRE FOR SOIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

Norway