Lessons learned from over two decades of constructed wetland: use for urban stormwater in the Netherlands

Floris Boogaard, Michel Vorenhout, Olof Akkerman, Rui de Lima, Johan Blom

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Abstract

Constructed wetlands are one type of Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS) that have been used for decades in The Netherlands. They provide stormwater conveyance and improve stormwater quality. European regulations for water quality dictate lower and lower concentrations for an array of dissolved pollutants. The increase in the required removal efficiency for these systems imposed in the Netherlands requires a better understanding of the
characteristics of stormwater and the functioning of constructed wetlands as SUDs. This paper presents a brief overview of 5 different constructed wetlands from the Netherlands that have been implemented at least more than 10 years ago. Their efficiency and functioning is reviewed and a new method of assessment is described.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherHanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen - Research Centre for Built Environment – NoorderRuimte
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2015

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Keywords

  • constructed wetlands
  • netherlands
  • efficiency
  • water management

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Boogaard, F., Vorenhout, M., Akkerman, O., de Lima, R., & Blom, J. (2015). Lessons learned from over two decades of constructed wetland: use for urban stormwater in the Netherlands. Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen - Research Centre for Built Environment – NoorderRuimte.