Welcome and Invitation

Prof Brian Shutes.
PhD, M.A., M.Tech, CBiol, FSB.

Emeritus Professor of Ecotechnology, Middlesex University, London.
Vice-Chair, IWA Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control Specialist Group, 1996-2008

 

On behalf of the Scientific Committee of the International WaterAssociation (IWA) 14th International Conference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control (ICWS), I am delighted to welcome participants to attend the 14th ICWS, Shanghai, China, 12-16 October 2014. It is twenty years since the 4th ICWS conference was held in Guangzhou and it is appropriate, following the considerable advances in the global use of wetland systems that our biennial conference should return to China. Historically, China has been both an innovator and a leader in the use of natural, sustainable and ecologically harmonious systems for water recycling and agricultural production and the relatively recent development of constructed wetland systems owes much to this legacy.

 

Prof Qi ZHOU.
PhD, M.A.

Professor of College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji Unversity, Shanghai
Chairman of Conference Organizing Committee

 

On behalf of the Organising Committee of the Conference and the College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University, I warmly welcome wetland scientists, researchers, engineers and policy makers from all over the world in Shanghai. Shanghai is the most modern city in China that offers the visitors fascinating history, splendid architecture, modern public transportation, access to the most recent technological advances and the old-fashioned hospitality. Shanghai will offer our distinguished guests sincere friendliness and unique attractions. We are here to review the advances in understanding wetlan processes, to exchange ideas and to discuss future challenges in wetlands for water pollution control. I look forward to meeting you all at the conference.

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