|Title||Constructed wetlands : a promising wastewater treatment system for small localities experiences from Latin America|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Pagination||55 p. : fig., tab.|
|Publisher||Water and Sanitation Program - Latin American and Carribean Region|
|Place Published||Lima, Peru|
|Keywords||appropriate technology, brazil, colombia, el salvador, latin america, nicaragua, peru, sdilac, sdisan, wastewater treatment, wetlands|
In Latin America, only 13.7 percent of the collected wastewater receives treatment before it is discharged to the environment or reused in agriculture (WHO and PAHO 2001). Efforts to mitigate negative environmental impacts and reduce public health risks require the development of low-cost wastewater treatment technologies that effectively eliminate wastewater contaminants and are simple to operate and maintain.
|Notes||Bibliography: p. 52-55|