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Engineering research centre

Wetlands and Sustainable Drainage

The Wetlands and Sustainable Drainage group is part of the Engineering Research Centre at the School of Computing, Science and Engineering, and is globally known for research output in wetland systems, sustainable drainage, flood control, wastewater treatment and water systems analysis. The group has more than 150 recent and relevant journal publications.

Two books on wetland systems have recently been published with Elsevier and Springer:

The development of decision-support tools is one of the key tasks of the group. Novel objective, mathematical and quantitative decision support models are being developed to solve practical design, operation and management problems in urban and rural water engineering and management.

Key Wetlands and Sustainable Drainage research areas

The key areas of research in the Wetlands and Sustainable Drainage research area are as follows:

  • Integrated Constructed Wetlands
  • Sustainable Flood Retention Basins to Control Flooding and Diffuse Pollution
  • Sustainable (Urban) Drainage Systems
  • Permeable Pavements Combined with Ground Source Heat Pumps
  • Biofiltration Systems
  • Iron and Manganese Removal within Water Distribution Networks
  • Water Systems and Resources Modelling
  • Unsaturated Soil Modelling

Key research staff

The key members of staff of the Wetlands and Sustainable Drainage research area are as follows:

  • Professor Miklas Scholz (water, environment, sustainable drainage and wetlands)
  • Dr Gareth Swift (waste management)
  • Dr Prasad Tumula (water, environment and water system analysis)
  • Dr Yu Wang (water, environment, unsaturated soil and modelling)