Multifunctional Wetlands

Pollution Abatement and Other Ecological Services from Natural and Constructed Wetlands

  • Nidhi Nagabhatla
  • Christopher D. Metcalfe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Chris D. Metcalfe, Nidhi Nagabhatla, Shona K. Fitzgerald
    Pages 1-14
  3. Rachael G. Hunter, John W. Day, Robert R. Lane, Gary P. Shaffer, Jason N. Day, William H. Conner et al.
    Pages 15-81
  4. Gordon Balch, Jennifer Hayward, Rob Jamieson, Brent Wootton, Colin N. Yates
    Pages 83-120
  5. Rachel J. Strickman, Carl P. J. Mitchell
    Pages 207-240
  6. Kenneth Yongabi, Nidhi Nagabhatla, Paula Cecilia Soto Rios
    Pages 253-273
  7. Kakoli Banerjee, Shankhadeep Chakraborty, Rakesh Paul, Abhijit Mitra
    Pages 275-300
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 301-308

About this book


This book describes how natural or constructed wetlands can be used to reduce pollution of freshwater and coastal ecosystems, while still preserving their biodiversity and ecological functions. Through a series of case histories described in 10 chapters in the monograph, the readers will gain an understanding of the opportunities, as well as the challenges associated with reducing point and non-point source pollution using natural, restored or constructed wetlands.  The target audience will be water practitioners involved in projects utilizing integrated watershed management approaches to pollution abatement, as well as researchers who are designing projects focused on this topic.


non-point source pollution wetland degradation wetland systems natural resource management water quality

Editors and affiliations

  • Nidhi Nagabhatla
    • 1
  • Christopher D. Metcalfe
    • 2
  1. 1.United Nations University - Institute for Water, Environment and HealthHamiltonCanada
  2. 2.United Nations University - Institute for Water, Environment and HealthHamiltonCanada

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