Looking for a practical, hands-on course on passive and low-input wastewater systems presented by experts? Register now for our online course and discover how to treat wastewater with minimal energy and rely on natural processes, resulting in lower operational costs and reduced carbon footprint.

Our 3 part course is designed to offer lectures and discussions on successful case studies highlighting the effectiveness of these systems. With a focus on practical training, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the design and installation of these systems, including site and water investigations and the approval process. You will also explore the operational performance, including maintenance requirements, costs, and greenhouse gas emissions.

Presented by experts and enhanced with the latest technology designs, our course ensures that you receive the most up-to-date knowledge and practical skills. Join us to gain hands-on experience and enhance your understanding of passive and low-input wastewater systems. Become a part of the sustainable future of wastewater treatment by enrolling in our course today.


Format x3, 2 hour sessions + Pre/post-course materials via the learning platform
Cost Standard fee $695.00 (INC GST)
Code OD-23-3-081
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Ben Kele

Arris Water

Ben is the Director at Arris Water and completing his PhD at Central Queensland University. Ben has 20 years’ experience in the water industry and has researched, built and operated a wide range of ... Read more

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Dendra Best

WasteWater Education 501(C)3

Dendra is an experienced Executive Director with over 20 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry. She is a member of the Water Environment Federation and its Hawaii affiliate and has ... Read more

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Course Content includes:

Part 1 | Introduction to passive and low-input wastewater systems 

  • Definition of passive and low input wastewater systems
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • History of use
  • Case studies from Australia and Internationally

Part 2 | Design and installation of passive and low-input wastewater systems 

  • What information is required to design passive and low-input wastewater systems?
  • What site and raw water investigations should be undertaken?
  • What is the approval process for these systems?
  • Installation case studies from Australia and Internationally

Part 3 | Operational performance of passive and low-input wastewater systems

  • What water quality can be obtained by passive and low-input wastewater systems?
  • What are the maintenance requirements and operational costs of running passive and low-input systems?
  • What are the greenhouse gas emissions and/or carbon footprint?
  • Case studies from Australia and Internationally


  • 3-part session recordings to work through sequentially via the learning platform.
  • Pre-and-post-course materials.
  • Manual of the course, working model download/s and academic papers/reading material.
  • 30 day access with optional course extension for a small fee (T&C’s here).

Preparation: Pre-course reading and webinar viewing is assumed.

Requirements: A good internet connection and a basic knowledge of environmental engineering.

Outcome: On completion of the course attendees will be issued with an attendance certificate.

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