GWT Gold Sponsor at the ICWS2022


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EcoBIRD is part of the Syntea Group. Syntea companies EpurNature and Agro Environnement have been pioneering treatment wetlands in France since 1999 and have built over 1500 municipal, industrial and river restoration wetlands. EcoBIRD was created in 2015 to consolidate the group’s extensive expertise and provide advanced ecological consultancy services. With intensive investment in R&D, it has become a leader in the development and implementation of nature-based solutions for water management.

Areas of specific expertise:

  • Water and wastewater management infrastructure in urban, peri-urban, and rural areas
  • Industrial and non-conventional effluent management
  • Rainwater and stormwater harvesting and management
  • Combined sewer overflow treatment
  • Sludge and septage treatment
  • Treated effluent reuse
  • Lake ponds and natural swimming pool creation

Ecobird projects 2020

The GWT contact for EcoBIRD is Thomas Aubron. A skilled environmental and research engineer with comprehensive international experience in water and wastewater management, pollution remediation, nature-based technologies, blue-green cities and adaptation to climate change, Thomas is project development manager at EcoBIRD.

Thomas 2020

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GWT events @ ICWS2022




7/11  9am  Anacleto Rizzo   (Keynote)

Wetland community expertise in the new Nature-Based Solution and Circular Economy vision: links and new research and design trends


7/11  10.40am  Dion van Oirschot

MULTISOURCE: Aerated wetland treating black and grey water for reuse at campsite Belgium


07/11   11:40am  Heike Hoffman

The potential of the French Wetland System for reuse - Results of a long-term project in the Peruvian arid coast area


7/11  4pm Heike Hoffman

Operational experiences with a sludge treatment wetland as part of a municipal WWTP in Brazil


7/11  4.30pm Fabio Masi

Water Projects Europe: NICE / MULTISOURCE


9/11  2pm Steen Nielsen

Treatment of industrial sludge in a pilot Sludge Treatment Wetland planted with Phragmites australis and Schenoplectus californicus


9/11  2pm Riccardo Bresciani

Reed beds for drying sludge from a winery wastewater treatment plant in Spain: the WETWINE project


9/11   4.40pm  Taxiarchis Seintos

Application of a full-scale UASB and two-stage constructed wetland system for water reclamation and nutrient recycling of domestic wastewater in arid areas


9/11  5pm Simos Malamis

Investigation of the use of different filling materials in unsaturated vertical flow constructed wetlands for the treatment of UASB effluent from domestic wastewater

T. Seintos, E. Statiris, F. Masi, C. Noutsopoulos, S. Malamis


9/11 5pm Scott Wallace

Practical aspects in the determination of first-order removal rate coefficients (k) for horizontal flow treatment wetlands


10/11 11.20am Fabio Masi

Electroactive and intensified pilot-scale constructed wetlands for the treatment of high loads of septic tank effluent


10/11 2.20pm Alain Petitjean

Intensified French Treatment Wetlands - Influence of operating parameters on nitrogen removal


10/11 4pm  Andy Freeman

Treatment of de-icer contaminated runoff at a UK airport using intensified Nature Based Solutions - A 10-year operational performance review



P4: Coupling French Reed Bed and Short Rotation Plantation for developing circular economy of wastewater in India: A case of PAVITR prototype / Anacleto Rizzo

P39: Constructed wetlands for the treatment of combined sewer overflow upstream of centralised wastewater treatment plants / Chiara Sarti