Fw: Short course on constructed wetlands (fwd)

Lawrence F. London, Jr. london at metalab.unc.edu
Wed Jan 19 20:48:50 EST 2000


Wastewater, Stormwater and other Non-Point Sources

The Humboldt State University's Environmental Resources Engineering
Department is offering a short course on the use of free surface constructed
wetlands for treatment of wastewater. The short course will be held May
15-17, 2000 on the Humboldt State University campus in Arcata, California,
and is scheduled to involve three training days, totaling 24 hours. This
course will be directed by Dr. Robert Gearheart and is intended for design
engineers and wetland scientists who are interested or involved in the
planning, designing, and management of wetlands for wastewater treatment and
pollution abatement. The course will deal with wetland processes, wetland
hydrology/hydraulics, wetland plants/epiphytes, habitat features, design
consideration and construction elements.


1. Introduction to Wetland Systems
2. Wetland Ecology
3. Wetland Hydrology
4. Wetland Chemistry/Water Quality
5. Wetland Soils
6. Wetland Plants
7. Wetland Microbial Ecology
8. Wetland Hydraulics
9. Modeling Constructed Wetlands (Design Models)
10. Facility Planning Considerations-Applications
11. Basis for Design
12. Design Features
13. Construction-Specifications
14. Operation and Maintenance
15. Cost/Benefits
16. Reuse, Multi-use & Multi-benefit issues
17. Regulatory Issues
18. Application 
    (minewaste, NPS, agricultural runoff, industrial waste, wastewater)

In addition to instruction by Dr. Gearheart, guest instructors include other
professionals in the field who have been involved in the development of the
Arcata wetland treatment project and many other wetland treatment systems in
the western United States, as well as internationally. The proximity of the
campus to many natural and constructed wetland systems provides a unique
opportunity to gain engineering knowledge and on-site/hands-on experience
with this technology. The course will include site visits to six different
full scale operational wetland systems in the immediate area and 15 video
site visits to wetland systems in California and other states.

Related Conference

Included in the cost of the short course is a two-day "Conference on the
Role of Wetlands in Watershed Management - Lessons Learned" is being held
immediately following the short course, on May 18 and 19, 2000, also at
Humboldt State University. The conference will resent case studies of
lessons learned in the application of wetland technologies to address
watershed issues, including wetlands for:

* on-site treatment
* agricultural runoff
* municipal effluent treatment
* urban runoff
* mining waste
* industrial contaminant removal

Please contact Barbara Smith (information below) for
information concerning abstract topics and submissions.


The course will cost $345, plus a $50 activity fee, which includes course
materials, field trips, computer software, and wetland video.
Individual college credit of 3 units can be received for the five-day

Space is limited - Registration is required by May 1, 2000.

For more information, including transportation and lodging questions, or to
register, please contact:

Barbara Smith, Phone: (707) 826-3619, Fax: (707) 826-3616, or email
smithb at laurel.humboldt.edu

Environmental Resources Engineering Department, 
Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 95521

© 1999 Humboldt Water Resources

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