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Dinnet Constructed Wetland Open Day

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Public event
19 April 2016, 10am-4pm: Free
at Loch Kinord Hotel, Dinnet, AB34 5LW
for scientists, regulators, industry and policy makers
Dinnet constructed wetland demonstration site (c) James Hutton Institute

The James Hutton Institute will host this one-day seminar on constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment. The morning session will consist of a series of short talks on various aspects of constructed wetlands including overall effectiveness, choice of macrophytes and bed substrate and novel flow regimes. After lunch, there will be the opportunity to visit our demonstration site.

Draft programme

10.00 Arrival and coffee
10.30 Introduction and welcome
10.40 Low energy wastewater treatment
11.00 Tidal flow constructed wetlands
11.20 Use of willows in wastewater treatment
11.40 Scottish Water perspective
12.00 Dinnet demonstration site development
12.20 Biodiversity on constructed wetlands
12.40 Life cycle assessment
13.00 Buffet lunch
14.00 Guided tour of site
15.30 Tea and close

Booking for this event is essential as places are limited. For details, please contact Dr Jenni Stockan.

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