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Urban Constructed WetlandsFamily friendly - adult with child image.

Collaborated With: Center for Advanced Urbanism (CAU), School of Architecture

With funding from the MIT Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab, a team of MIT designers, urban planners, and engineers are exploring the use of constructed wetlands as a storm water solution in cities, and more broadly the use of wetlands as green infrastructure that provide water re-use, water quality enhancement, flood protection, and public green space within a city. In this activity we describe the ongoing design study and visitors participate in a hands-on experiment to compare the hydrodynamic performance of different wetland designs chosen by the visitors.


10:00 AM to 1:00 PM


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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