Establishing an assessment system for constructed wetlands

Hui Ting Chang, Lei Yang*, Shin Cheng Yeh

*Corresponding author for this work

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This study explores wetland construction and operation status in Taiwan and develops indicators for a constructed wetland assessment system. The purpose of the integral assessment system is to assist constructed wetlands in moving forward to sustainable development. The system is divided into five components and 13 indicators including planning, design, construction, maintenance and monitoring, as well as project benefits. This study reviewed and integrated fourteen domestic project proposals for constructed wetland developments in Taiwan. Based on the results shown, experts then evaluated the importance of these features for constructed wetlands. The components of “planning” and “design”, along with the indicator “monitoring”, were found to be crucial for constructed wetlands. Expert questionnaire results are consistent with the results of the 14 case studies. Results also reveal that “construction” and “project benefit” are important for constructed wetland projects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-79
Number of pages7
JournalSustainable Environment Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Constructed wetlands
  • Functional assessment
  • Integral assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution


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