2017/11/02 Dresden, Germany
Information on constructed wetlands is currently unevenly distributed. UNU-FLORES has designed a questionnaire to identify the needs of potential users of a global platform on constructed wetlands. Wastewater professionals from science and practice are called on to share their needs through a brief online survey and secure a digital copy of Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture: Good Practice Examples (2016).
Target 6.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals calls for halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and increasing recycling and safe use globally by 2030. Constructed wetlands can help achieve this target, but it remains unclear to which extent. Currently there is no knowledge about how much these systems contribute to global wastewater treatment and use. The existing data on constructed wetlands is unevenly distributed and many regions, especially in developing countries, face data scarcity.
To address these challenges, UNU-FLORES researchers are creating a central digital platform on constructed wetlands. The platform will compile accessible data and provide a mechanism for data submission. The Constructed Wetlands Knowledge Platform (CWKP) will consist of a comprehensive database and a geographic information system. These functions will enable the assessment of the global amount of wastewater treated by constructed wetlands and support the efforts of various stakeholders in research, policymaking, financing, implementation, and operation.
To shape this complex web solution according to the needs of its potential users, wastewater professionals from science and practice are called on to share their needs in an online survey, based on their best knowledge. The results will be fundamental in designing and implementing the CWKP. Upon submitting the questionnaire, participants will receive a free digital copy of UNU-FLORES’s path-breaking book Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture: Good Practice Examples (2016).
The survey is available in four languages (English, French, Spanish, and German), and is accessible at: cwkp.questionpro.com. Responding to it will take about 15 minutes.
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