From 2002-09-16 to 2002-09-19
Venue: Arusha, Tanzania
The conference will bring together leading international scientists, engineers, managers and decision makers to critically summarise, review, evaluate the state of the art research findings on use of constructed natural wetlands for water pollution control.
Since this conference will be taking place for the first time in Africa, efforts will be made to attract more participants from the region so that the conference will act as a catalyst for wetland technology transfer, adaptation and diffusion.
The conference will emphasise (a) the inter-disciplinarity nature of the topic (b) the need to embrace a holistic approach in analysing the wetland systems (c) the diversity of researchers from scientific and engineering disciplines (d) the need to synthesise the research findings for decision making (e) the need to transfer technology to the developing countries (f) the need for sharing information among researchers (g) to map-out future direction for design and management of wetlands systems.
The conference will focus on (a) design, hydrology, vegetation, biogeochemistry, water quality, economics, optimisation, ancillary benefits and other related benefits (b) specific applications of wetlands such as industrial wastewater treatment, agricultural waste treatment, acid mine treatment, remediation etc. (c) modelling. Plenary sessions will include main themes addressed by invited speakers.
Organizers: University of Dar es Salaam
Contact Name: 8th International Conference Secretariat