Assessment Studies

Published: 16 September 2021
Last edited: 16 September 2021

The underpinning purpose of this building block is to create baseline for the entire solution. Once the site is selected for solution, primary and secondary data is collected through research and analysis. For instance, It is with the help of bathymetric data that the depth of the shortlisted ponds is identified, which further facilitates in choosing the right pond with the required depth (0.8 - 3 meters) for installing floating treatment wetland.

Classifications

Category
Collection of baseline and monitoring data and knowledge
Evaluation, effectiveness measures and learning
Scale of implementation
Local
Phase of solution
Planning phase
Inception phase
Monitoring

Enabling factors

Some of the important conditions required for enabling the success of this building block include as follows;

1. Accessing credible research sources

2. Liaison with credible technical experts

 

Lessons learned

1. Selection of the right pond 

2. Successful installation of FTW while considering all prerequisites suggested by literature reviews

3. Comparative analysis of wastewater quality both pre and post installation of FTW that indicated improvement in water quality

4. Choosing the right plant species 

 

Two main suggestions include

1.Choosing the right design for aligning the floating mats to avoid entanglement of buffalos and

2. Choosing the right raw material of mats to avoid their dislodging in case of storms. 

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