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Project: Environmental rivers catchment protection by natural of artificial wetlands.

project duration
01-DEC-98 – 31-DEC-01
abstract
The study is aimed at the development of methods to increase the use and the efficiency of wetland areas, as well as to the development of new artifical areas where the same functions could be implemented. To guarantee sound soluions to the problem, it is important to look after the purification capacity per unit of surface and unit of flow as a function of pollution. Also the interaction with the groundwater must be taken into account as a governing parameter. The project will result in a better understanding of the function of wetlands and in an improved application of wetlands in projects dealing with restoration or improvement of river ecosystems.