Globally, poor sanitation and contaminated industrial effluents exacerbate child mortality and human health, decrease the availability and access to safe water for consumption, food-related uses, and washing, and degrade vital habitats. Wetlands Work! is a social enterprise that designs and builds innovative constructed wetland systems to treat various contaminated waters, to allow reuse or safe release into the environment.
In nature, wetland and floodplain plants biologically and physically clean water, supporting a variety of species including fish, birds, mammals, amphibians, insects and aquatic invertebrates and microbes. Wetlands can be created with ecological and environmental engineering knowledge to treat harmful flows of contaminated water, producing usable water in the process and supporting human welfare and ecological…
Wetlands Work strives to create innovative solutions that work. Here are some of our projects. Sanitation in Challenging Environments Domestic Wastewater Treatment Municipal Wastewater Treatment Industrial Designs Experimental Designs
Our HandyPod project received third place at the inaugural CS Fund Innovation Award! Check out our video here and the other winners of the award here.