Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

Regional training workshop on use of constructed wetlands technology for wastewater treatment, Mombasa, Kenya. 18-22 November 2019

Regional training workshop on use of constructed wetlands technology for wastewater treatment, Mombasa, Kenya. 18-22 November 2019

The training aimed at 1) giving participants the knowledge and skills to perform basic wetland design and critically assess existing wetlands or wetland proposals and 2) establishing a network of scientists and managers with interests in utilizing CWSs for wastewater management in the region.

The course objectives were to

  1. raise and enhance awareness on the status and impacts of marine pollution in the region;
  2. highlight various initiatives in combating marine pollution;
  3. strengthen the regional capacity in design, operation and management of CWS;
  4. raise and enhance awareness on need for urban planning, types of plans and their relevance to coastal cities and/or CWS; and
  5. highlight the urban and environmental planning requirements, practice, procedures and processes for Constructed Wetland Systems.
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