The University of Dar es Salaam, WIOMSA and the Nairobi Convention- through the WIOSAP project- are pleased to announce a call for authors to write chapters for a new publication on Constructed Wetland Technology as a Nature-based Solution for Sustainable Municipal Wastewater Treatment in Western Indian Ocean Region.
The project is motivated by the fact that the management of municipal wastewater is a major growing concern and challenge that needs to be addressed for most countries in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region; which are increasingly under threat from massive potential environmental threats, primarily from land-based sources and activities. Moreover, the release of poorly treated wastewater into the ocean and other water bodies has resulted in marine pollution and degradation in the quality of seafood which most coastal communities depend on for food and livelihoods.
While Constructed Wetlands (CW) technology has been researched and applied for municipal wastewater treatment in some WIO countries such as Tanzania and Kenya, its application and uptake has been low. This could be attributed to a lack of supporting tools and guidelines to help people appreciate and adapt to new technology. Further, there is no constructed wetland technology book with relevant case studies that is tailored to the needs and context of the WIO region. The CW book will attempt to address this critical gap by publishing a new book on CW technology for the WIO region.
The project partners are issuing a call for applications for contributing authors to the book chapters. Applications should be submitted on or before 15 November 2021 to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Richard Kimwaga rk**********@ya***.com, rj*******@ud**.tz; Cell: +255 754 265 636. Copied to se*******@wi****.org and v.*******@wi****.org. Only successful applicants will be notified by 20December 2021.
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