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Ecotechnologies for the Treatment of Variable Stormwater and Wastewater Flows

  • Katharina Tondera
  • Godecke-Tobias Blecken
  • Florent Chazarenc
  • Chris C. Tanner
  • Offers a broad overview of ecotechnologies for the treatment of variable wastewater flows

  • Focuses on the use of green infrastructure or nature-based solutions

  • Provides general information and data gleaned from long-term research and hands-on experience


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Water Science and Technology book series (BRIEFSWATER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Katharina Tondera, Chris C. Tanner, Florent Chazarenc, Godecke-Tobias Blecken
    Pages 1-6
  3. Katharina Tondera, Godecke-Tobias Blecken, Florent Chazarenc, Terry Lucke, Chris C. Tanner
    Pages 7-30
  4. Katharina Tondera, Godecke-Tobias Blecken, Julien Tournebize, Ülo Mander, Chris C. Tanner
    Pages 31-55
  5. Rebecca Stott, Katharina Tondera, Godecke-Tobias Blecken, Christiane Schreiber
    Pages 57-74
  6. Godecke-Tobias Blecken, Katharina Tondera, Heléne Österlund, Maria Viklander
    Pages 75-91
  7. Katharina Tondera, Godecke-Tobias Blecken, Julien Tournebize, Maria Viklander, Heléne Österlund, Alexandra Andersson Wikström et al.
    Pages 93-109
  8. Anacleto Rizzo, Tamás Gábor Pálfy, Nicolas Forquet
    Pages 111-127

About this book


This book provides an essential overview of ecotechnologies (also known as green infrastructure or nature-based solutions) which are considered to be relatively resilient to variations in stormwater and wastewater inflow. In particular, it focuses on various types of constructed wetlands, biofilters and ponds. Stormwater flows are inherently variable, due to rainfall events and fluctuations in loading. This variability has significant effects on the performance of treatment systems, but has rarely been specifically addressed in design manuals, performance assessments or modelling. The book’s respective chapters cover the main contaminant categories of interest (nutrients, faecal microbes, metals and emerging contaminants) and their removal processes using ecotechnologies, addressing urban, industrial and agricultural applications. In addition, they review modelling tools with the potential to improve our understanding of flow variability and the ability to simulate and predict responses to it.


Agricultural Diffuse Pollution Bioretention Combined Sewer Overflow Constructed Wetlands Floating Treatment Wetlands Green Infrastructure Nature Based Solutions Stormwater Swales Treatment Wetlands

Editors and affiliations

  • Katharina Tondera
    • 1
  • Godecke-Tobias Blecken
    • 2
  • Florent Chazarenc
    • 3
  • Chris C. Tanner
    • 4
  1. 1.Stormwater Research GroupUniversity of the Sunshine CoastMaroochydoreAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Urban Water EngineeringLuleå University of TechnologyLuleåSweden
  3. 3.Department of Energy Systems and Environment, GEPEA, UMR CNRS 6144Institut Mines Telecom AtlantiqueNantes cedex 3France
  4. 4.Centre for Freshwaters and EstuariesNational Institute of Water and Atmospheric ResearchHamiltonNew Zealand

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