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Title Wetlands for remediation in the Tropics : wet ecosystems for nature-based solutions / Tatiana Lobato de Magalhães, Marinus L. Otte, editors
Published Cham : Springer, 2023


Description 1 online resource (254 pages) : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Series Wetlands: Ecology, conservation and management ; volume 9
Wetlands ecology, conservation and management ; v. 9.
Contents Chapter 1. A brief history of phytoremediation using wetlands (Marinus L. Otte) -- Chapter 2. Phytoremediation using tropical wetlands: Are temperate treatment wetlands sound models? (Daniel Campbell) -- Chapter 3. Tropical and subtropical plant species used for phytoremediation in treatment wetlands (Hernan Ricardo Hadad) -- Chapter 4. Wetlands for bioremediation in Pakistan (Muhammad Afzal) -- Chapter 5. Urban wetlands in the tropics Taiwan as an example (Wei-Ta Fang) -- Chapter 6. Treatment of urban stormwater through constructed wetlands experiences and practical guidance for tropical and non-tropical settings (Swapan Paul) -- Chapter 7. Phytoremediation of agricultural pollutants in the Tropics (Megan L. Murray) -- Chapter 8. Wetlands to treat mining tailings in the Tropics of Central and South America (Aurora M. Pat-Espadas) -- Chapter 9. Bioremediation and biofuel production using microalgae (Wei-Ta Fang) -- Chapter 10. Wetlands for remediation in Africa: Threats and opportunities (Oscar Omondi Donde) -- Chapter 11. Cost and benefits of treatment wetlands in the Tropics (Marco A. Rodriguez-Dominguez)
Summary This edited volume provides a review of remediation approaches utilizing aquatic and wetland macrophytes in the Tropics. This form of phytotechnology has exceptional potential as a sustainable nature-based solution, but that potential is not commonly utilized in the Tropics. Constructed wetlands for improvement of water quality are cost-effective, offering affordable solutions for remediation in warm and tropical regions worldwide. The robustness, simplicity, and reliability of treatment wetlands provide efficient long-term operation. Wetlands for Remediation in the Tropics covers theory, provides case studies, and identifies gaps in our current understanding. It highlights why the Tropics differ from temperate regions in this context, particularly concerning differences in climate and species diversity and abundance. Urban, rural, and industrial examples are discussed across 11 chapters. These nature-based solutions, including the concept of Sponge City, can be applied to tropical areas worldwide and incorporated particularly in highly urbanized regions. The authors, from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, the USA, the Netherlands, Mexico, Pakistan, and Taiwan, all have substantial research experience using wetlands for remediation. The topic of this book is relevant not only to scholars and academics but also to practitioners and government officials from developing countries, where scarce resources and a lack of a qualified workforce are common, but large differences exist in history, culture, regulations, climate, water fluctuations, and vegetation. Although ideas based on experiences from temperate regions can be applied, the Tropics require distinct approaches to developing constructed wetlands for remediation
Notes Print version record
Subject Phytoremediation -- Tropics
Wetland conservation -- Tropics
Wetland ecology -- Tropics
Wetland conservation
Wetland ecology
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Magalhães, Tatiana Lobato de, editor
Otte, Marinus Leendert, editor.
ISBN 9783031236655