Treatment wetlands have been used worldwide for over three decades to treat water from domestic, industrial, agricultural, and runoff sources. We will quickly cover the basics of this versatile technology and then deep dive into the latest applications including upgrading septic tanks, nutrient removal, combined sewer overflows, and behaviour of emerging pollutants (PFAS, pharmaceutical and antimicrobial resistance (AMR)).

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 11 Jun 2024
  • DurationHalf day 9.30am - 12.30pm with registration at 9.15am
  • LocationOnline
  • Cost£185 Concessions available

Course structure

Online lecture style session with interactive quizzes – phone with camera strongly encouraged so you can participate!

What you will learn

  • Overview of treatment wetland attributes and historical use in the UK and worldwide.
  • Sewage treatment wetlands innovations: new designs, new applications, and new expectations as nature-based solutions.
  • Removing emerging pollutants with treatment wetlands: evidence, opportunities and challenges.

Who should attend

Anyone interested in learning more about treatment wetlands for sewage and industrial wastewater treatment applications, from recent graduates exploring the world of nature-based solutions to experienced professionals involved in the design, implementation, regulation or evaluation of wetland technology.

Core content

By the end of this Masterclass, you will be able to: 

  1. Compare different treatment wetland design configurations and processes for various sewage applications such as septic polishing, nutrient removal, and combined sewer overflows. Evaluations will focus on performance, trade-offs, assumptions, and opportunities for each application based on robust case studies from around the world.
  2. Review real-world case studies and discuss treatment wetlands’ ability to remove complex contaminants like PFAS, microplastics and pharmaceuticals.
  3. Evaluate when treatment wetlands provide advantages and may be preferred over alternative water treatment technologies.


10% discount off standard registration fee for:

The UK Water and Wastewater Networks members
British Water members
The Institute of Water members
Cranfield Alumni

20% discount off standard registration fee will apply if registering to two masterclasses or more in the Cranfield Water Masterclass series.


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