project EU- MERC

This research project on the sustainable use of constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment and reuse in small communities is funded by US AID. The development of low-cost and safe solutions for rural sanitation and wastewater treatment shall provide new sources of reusable water. The research will focus on:

·        The use of UV systems for disinfection of Constructed Wetland effluent under real life conditions to build model systems

·        The role of plants in CW wastewater treatment, test the applicability of plant species with high agronomic value (e.g. corn, sorghum)

These systems will be used for education and training of local operators and post graduate professionals from Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan


March 2014 to February 2018