17th International Conference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control: Diversifying the eco-socio habitat

Community Organizer:

The present environmental changes have prompted for a movement of natural treatment systems in mitigating the conventional “Hard Engineered” water treatment systems for municipal, industry, agroindustry and storm-water discharges that cannot be funded by most villages and industries. Thailand strongly supports this global environmental movement as it has consequently seen the acceleration of the creation of policies, measures, and plans in managing environmental issues, conservation, and environmental degradation to the use of natural systems and values their ecosystem services.

For centuries the wetland natural treatment system is one of the natural ecological systems which does not only provide the benefit on biodiversity preservation but also towards human uses. It is known to be one of the highly efficient wastewater treatment especially municipal wastewater. Providing the suitable conditions for wetland development both naturally, semi-natural and anthropogenic to the rich biodiversity which can serve the full function of ecosystem from the birth of species until their end of life.

The living wetland system can sustain the ecological processes for decades, where popularized in tropical climates, the migrated avian has used wetlands and their surrounding areas to provides the suitable resting place for birds, protecting both inland and coastal systems offering the crucial habitat reserves and buffer zones to enhance biodiversity. Adapting among Thai communities, the wetland system has benefited and addressed amongst today’s current environmental related issues, where the system provides improved humans and social well-being to communities especially ones living in the adjacent area.

Co-hosting of this coming conference is Chaipattana Foundation which The King’s Royally Initiated Laem Phak Bia Research and Development Project where the project has been adapting the wetland systems in treating domestic wastewater from 40,000 households. Moreover, the project’s wetlands also provided ecological services in terms of community well-being and enrichment of biodiversity, where communities settling nearby can get access to


  • Wetlands in Urban Environments: treatment wetlands and other nature-based solutions (e.g. green walls, green roofs, bioswales), urban water management and circular cities
  • Use of Wetlands for Pollution Control: agriculture, sludge treatment, industrial, stormwater, CSO, domestic, urban
  • Wetlands and Water Reclamation and Resources Recovery: Water reuse, reclamation, water utilization, nutrient recovery
  • Wetland Operation, Design and Innovation: Design, implementation and system architecture and engineering, aeration, bioelectrochemical systems, hybrid
  • . Organic pollutants and emerging contaminants: Persistent and emerging organic compounds, chemicals and agrochemicals, microplastics, including effects on wetlands, biodiversity and human
  • Wetland Economics: Benefits of wetlands such as agricultural, aquaculture, irrigation, ecotourism and waste utilization, ecosystems monetisation
  • Social Impact and Community Well-being: biodiversity, and ecosystem services, social awareness and driving force on wetland management, public participation, education, policy and planning
  • Wetland Conservation, Restoration and Climate Changes: Using wetlands for remediation of deteriorated environment, wetlands and the atmospheric change such as CO2 reduction or methane emission, extreme weather events
  • Modeling: design tools and modelling
  • Modeling and Remote Sensing of Wetlands: Design tools and modelling, data management, remote sensing and spatial and temporal information

Programme Committee

Name Affiliation Country
John Bavor
Western Sydney University Australia
Jun Zhai
Chongqing University China
Otto Stein
Montana State University United States Of America
Günter Langergraber
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna Austria
Jaime Nivala
Helmholtz-Center for Environmental Research Germany
Florent Chazarenc
National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture France
Magdalena Gajewska
Gdansk University of Technology Poland
Alexandros Stefanakis
German University of Technology in Oman Oman
Srikanth Mutnuri
BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa India
Yaqian Zhao
Xi'an University of Technology China
Wenbo Liu
Chongqing University China
Yi Chen
Chongqing University
Jaime Lara
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Colombia
Giuseppe Luigi Cirelli
University of Catania Italy
Gabriela Dotro
Cranfield University United Kingdom
Pascal Molle
National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture France
Anacleto Rizzo
Marco Hartl
Polytechnic University of Catalonia Spain
Bernhard Pucher
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna Austria
Stevo Lavrnić
University of Bologna Serbia
Laura Delgado González
National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture France