The problem of disposing of waste water is common to all properties. Disposal of rain water is relatively straightforward when compared to the problems of disposing of water containing sewage and other contaminants.
This seminar will be based at University of Portsmouth research facility in Petersfield. The environmental issues of disposing of waste water and its treatment will be explored. Delegates will be given a presentation to understand the theoretical nature of the subject but also be able to engage in some practical work at this unique facility.

The course includes:

  • waste water the broad issues
  • water quality parameters and testing
  • sewage treatment
  • novel waste water treatment systems
  • the use of wetlands, ponds and plants in engineered systems

This event is limited to 16 delegates.

John Williams is the research coordinator for the School of Civil Engineering and Surveying and specialises in Environmental Technology, particularly Sustainable Drainage and waste water management.

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Prof John Williams BSc PhD MCIWEM CWEM CEnv FHEA, University of Portsmouth


Petersfield Waste Water Lab


Wednesday 28 February 2018, 1:30pm– 4:45pm

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