GWT Gold Sponsor at the ICWS2022


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Based in Florence, Italy, IRIDRA has over 20 years’ experience in the environmental engineering sector. It puts sustainability and the circular economy at the forefront of design and today it is recognised as one of the leading firms in the field of nature-based solutions and green infrastructure using wetland technology in both Italy and internationally.

Areas of specific expertise:

  • Food industry effluents including winery and dairy wastewater
  • Urban drainage systems including combined sewer overflows (CSO), Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) and stormwater treatment
  • Sustainable water management including rainwater harvesting, grey water reuse and nutrient removal
  • River restoration and landscaping
  • Training and education

Fabio 2020

Dr Fabio Masi is the GWT contact for IRIDRA. An environmental chemist and founding partner of IRIDRA, his current role is Research and Development Manager and Technical Director. He was Chair of the International Water Association Specialist Group on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control from 2012-2016, Associate Editor for the IWA journal Water Science & Technology since 2010 and Editor for Water MDPI since 2012. He is the co-author of over 450 designs for constructed wetlands around the world, collaborator on numerous international programmes and author of over 95 publications including a wealth of peer reviewed papers. Fabio is currently Vice-president of GWT.

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50121 Florence


+39 (0)55 470729






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