About WET Systems
WET Systems specialises in the development of sustainable, energy-efficient, ecological-oriented wastewater management solutions. Based in the Hunter Valley (NSW, Australia), we provide our services throughout the Australasia region and internationally. We have extensive in-house experience in the design of constructed wetlands and eco-technologies for the treatment of a full range of contaminated waters, including municipal sewage, on-site and decentralised wastewater, greywater, landfill leachate, industrial effluents, sewage sludge, wastewater from oil & gas and mining operations, agricultural wastes, nursery runoff and stormwater. We also develop solutions for sustainable reuse and management of treated effluent, plant nursery irrigation recycling systems and waterless sanitation.
With a solid scientific foundation in development of innovative, customised solutions, we pride ourselves on working closely with our clients and stakeholders to tackle the most challenging wastewaters, sites, remote locations and regulatory hurdles. We are also dedicated to applying our knowledge and experience for the application of appropriate sanitation and wastewater management systems for low-income communities and developing countries, where sustainable solutions are needed most.
WET Systems has extensive experience in wetland planting and vegetation management. We offer a range of on-site wastewater management systems for single households up to small communities, including advanced systems capable of high level nutrient removal for use in sensitive locations and catchments.
Above all, WET Systems is guided by the core values and principles of: upholding the highest levels of professional integrity; taking pride in our work; providing value-for-money and personalised service, collaborating closely with other like-minded people and organisations, and working with Mother Nature.
DR. TOM HEADLEY
Treatment Wetland & Eco-Technology Specialist
Dr Tom Headley is a constructed wetland specialist with over 20 years’ experience in the research, design, construction and operation of ecological technologies for wastewater treatment. He has published over 20 scientific papers, given keynote presentations at international conferences, supervised PhD students and taught at post-graduate courses on treatment wetlands.
Since completing his PhD in 2004, Tom has worked in New Zealand, Fiji, Denmark, Germany, Turkey, the USA and throughout the Middle East applying the full spectrum of wetland technologies across a broad range of applications, including treatment of sewage, sludge, oilfield production water, landfill leachate, industrial effluents, stormwater and agricultural runoff. Noteworthy in this experience was the world’s largest industrial constructed wetland system, consisting of >700 ha of surface flow wetlands and ponds for managing 115,000 m3/d of oilfield wastewater in the desert of Oman, providing a flagship example of what can be accomplished using ecological technologies.
Tom is now based in Australia and operates as an independent consultant through WET Systems, offering his expertise and services throughout Australia and internationally.
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