The 2015 International Conference on Water Resource and Environment (WRE2015) aims to provide a platform where scholars from different countries can exchange ideas, opinions and views. This book is divided into four main themes:
1. Hydrology and water resources;
2. Water pollution;
3. Water treatment methods, and
4. Freshwater ecosystems.
Exploring topics such as water-energy-food nexus, water purification solutions, chemical hydrology, south to north water diversion projects, and the aligning of water resources needs with the conservation of habitats and species, this book is of interest to professionals and academics involved in hydraulic engineering and related fields.
Miklas Scholz is a professor in Civil Engineering at the University of Salford in the UK. His main research areas include: treatment wetlands, integrated constructed wetlands (ICW), sustainable flood retention basins (SFRB), permeable pavement systems, decision support systems and ponds and capillary suction time.
His research has led to the incorporation of findings into national and international guidelines on wetland and sustainable drainage systems. The greatest impact has been made in the area of ICW in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England.
Miklas Scholz contributed to the design guidelines of wetland systems as a research consultant. The guidelines assist designers and managers in all aspects of ICW planning, design, construction, maintenance and management. Moreover, specific guidelines were written for ICW used by farmers to treat farm yard runoff in Scotland and Northern Ireland, and Ireland. These guidelines are specifically mentioned in national legislation.