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iNGO Project

World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF-Laos)

Wastewater Treatment Through Effective Wetland Restoration of That Luang Marsh

Last updated:2008-04-22 00:00:00

The project is examining the issue of wastewater management within the city of Vientiane Capital and the feasibility of creating a constructed wetland treatment system, within That Luang Marsh, to treat domestic and industrial wastewater whilst maintaining the important functions of flood detention and food web support. As part of this work a sustainable urban plan for the area surrounding the marsh and an adaptive management plan for the wetland area will be developed promoting: high environmental standards in urban planning; innovative solutions and best practice guidance for effective treatment of domestic and industrial wastewater through wetland treatment systems; and the management of wetland resources and services to sustain stakeholder livelihoods. Specific objectives of the project are (1) Government agencies at Community, District and Municipal levels working with all stakeholders to achieve improved urban planning surrounding That Luang Marsh thus avoiding detrimental impacts on important wetland ecosystem functioning; (2) Design of a constructed wetland treatment system to treat current and potential wastewater inputs to That Luang Marsh and the development of best practice guidelines for domestic and industrial wastewater treatment; and (3) Effective management of all wetland ecosystem services and resources That Luang Marsh provides.

Project Start Date Project End Date Current Project Phase Current Phase Start Current Phase End Project Operational Budget
Aug 1st 2007 Jul 1st 2009 1 Aug 1st 2007 Jul 1st 2009 0

Project Coordinator Project Partners
Mrs Pauline Gerrard
(021) 453738
There are no partners specified

Provinces and districts of project activity:

Provinces Districts
Vientiane Municipality - Hadxaifong - Sisattanak - Xaysettha

Sectors and sub-sectors of project activity:

Sectors Sub-sectors
Community Development - Integrated Urban Development
Data Collection & Analysis - Agricultural DC&A - Health DC&A - Social DC&A
Natural Resources & Ecology - Conservation of Natural Resources - Ecological Education - Environment Protection - Governance Aid in NR&E Development - Land Use Planning - Water Resources Planning

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