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The soil – water and plant continuum for urban and rural wastewater phytotreatment and contaminated site remediation (SWAP)


Deadline for Registration

June 3rd, 2021 at 9am (Italian time)


Learning objectives

The Seasonal School will introduce participants to the theory and practice of phytodepuration techniques for urban and rural wastewater treatment and the subsequent reuse for irrigation purposes. It will also address the use of the soil - water and plant continuum to remediate contaminated sites. Regulatory and social issues will also be examined in the use of nature-based solutions to improve water quality.

At the end of the course students will acquire knowledge and skills that will enable them to identify the most effective phytoremediation techniques in order to resolve the most common wastewater treatment and contaminated site issues.

Teaching methodologies

The course is based on 20 hours of theoretical lessons and 11 hours of laboratory exercises. A 4-hour workshop with companies, institutions and scientists will help the participants to become familiar with real cases and applications. Another 5 hours will be dedicated to visiting phytodepuration facilities.

Who should attend this Seasonal School?

The Seasonal School is designed for undergraduate, postgraduate or PhD students (in Engineering, Agricultural and / or Forestry Sciences and Technologies, Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences and Technologies, Geological Sciences and Technologies, Chemistry).


Dr. Rudy Rossetto

Key teaching staff

  • Prof. Luca Sebastiani
  • Prof. Laura Ercoli


June 28th - July 2nd, 2021

Considering the progress of the health emergency during the period of the Seasonal School, the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies reserves the possibility to confirm the activation of the course only 15 days prior to the beginning of the lessons.