Constructed Wetlands in the Sustainable Landscape
A groundbreaking, interdisciplinary approach to designing and planning constructed wetlands.
Constructed wetlands are gaining worldwide acceptance as effective, low-cost, and low-impact alternatives to unsightly, high-impact wastewater treatment facilities. The creative involvement of today’s planners, landscape architects, developers, environmental engineers, and public officials is helping to maximize the potential of these wetland habitats—from their aesthetics to their multiple uses as water treatment plants, wildlife refuges, and recreational or educational facilities. Yet, to date, the literature has paid no attention to these aspects, focusing instead on the technical side of wetlands construction and function.
Constructed Wetlands in the Sustainable Landscape is the first book to integrate aesthetic design and planning issues with the technical aspects of wetlands engineering. Renowned landscape architect Craig S. Campbell and engineer Michael H. Ogden clearly demonstrate how the successful development and management of multifunctional, sustainable wetland habitats depend on harnessing the knowledge and working principles of a number of disciplines. Richly illustrated with real-world case studies, the book:
- Covers the concept of sustainable development and the nature of wetland processes
- Discusses designs for new and existing municipal and small community wastewater treatment facilities
- Contains examples of on-site planning for, and management of, stormwater renovation, single-family residential systems, and multiple-use systems
- Examines landscape engineering and planning for ponds, urban wildlife, and ecological art
Clearly written and accessible to nonengineers and nonscientists, Constructed Wetlands in the Sustainable Landscape is a crucial guide for landscape architects, environmental engineers, planners, developers, and others responsible for the design and management of our built environment.
CRAIG S. CAMPBELL, FASLA, is the Principal of Craig Campbell Studio, INC. He is the author of Water in Landscape Architecture. MICHAEL H. OGDEN, PE , LEED AP, is founding director and principal of Natural Systems International, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The authors, both respected authorities on constructed wetlands, have conducted numerous seminars on the subject for landscape architects and planners.