CWA Annual Conference: Wastewater management and beyond

Date: 16th - 17th July 2019

Location: The Hilton Birmingham Metropole

The 15th Constructed Wetland Association annual conference will be held alongside the European Waste Water Management Conference in Birmingham on the 16th and 17th July.

This year’s theme will be the multiple benefits of constructed wetlands, covering the following topics.

  • Constructed wetlands as natural capital
  • The co-benefits of constructed wetlands and SUDS
  • Treatment wetlands as a community asset
  • New developments in wetland technology

The abstract deadline has now passed, however we still welcome poster submissions. Please email for further details.


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Fabio Masi, Iridia
Dr Masi will give an Illustrated overview of the multiple benefits of constructed wetland projects around the world, including some historical perspectives

Day 1 – Keynote Talk, Workshop & Site Visit

The workshop will be an introduction to constructed wetland technologies, and then an interactive session relating to the site.

Site visits will include a visit to Severn Trent Water’s Hulland Ward Wastewater Treatment works. This is an innovative constructed Wetland that treats raw wastewater (including sludge) in a two- stage vertical flow constructed wetland treatment system. A second visit to another of Severn Trent Water’s wastewater
treatment works is proposed, with a constructed wetland as a tertiary treatment unit.

Day 2 – Technical Presentations

Download the full two day programme


The event will start at 9.30am on Tuesday 16th July and finish by 5pm on Wednesday 17th July. A detailed timetable will be sent to you after registration.

Further information and to book your place

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