Training for using constructed wetlands to treat landfill leachate in Anta-Cusco
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The work aims at designing and implementing a demonstrative pilot plant to treat landfill leachate to: i. Encourage of the use the constructed wetlands for water quality improvement ii. To improve technical training programs in constructed wetlands iii. To cooperate with local authorities to promote the use of constructed wetlands to treat landfill leachate in areas with particular natural and cultural interests in Perú. To achieve these objectives, we have design and implemented a program to strengthen human capacity in the design, operation, monitoring and maintenance of constructed wetlands. Universidad Nacional Agricola la Molina (UNALM) has provided infrastructure, equipment, and library facilities to develop programs that include training, research, innovation and public awareness. The program for science is strengthening to improve the education, promote researchers, and encourage mobility of technical staff and students within the doctoral program at the UNESCO Chair of the UPC. The project also includes the production of training manuals as well as web tool for teaching, training, and dissemination. The program also includes the education of Environmental promoters that will train high school students on issues related to wastewater in schools. Has built a prototype artificial wetland and ecological toilet module. The prototype is fully operational and is expected to be a model for local actors. Moreover, it is expected that this work will contribute to local governments to implement strategies to improve water quality through constructed wetlands, and promote the use of artificial wetlands in isolated communities, increasing the quality of the environment and reduce the impact on human health.
CitationPastor, R. [et al.]. Training for using constructed wetlands to treat landfill leachate in Anta-Cusco. A: Wetland Pollutant Dynamics and Control. "WETPOL 2015 - 6th Wetland Pollution Dinamics and Control". CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY, 2015, p. 324-325.