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UNESCO (2017)

WASTEWATER
The Untapped Ressource

The 2017 edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR) explores the issue of wastewater and its potential as a sustainable resource. However, the findings show how much work has to be done: “Worldwide, the vast majority of wastewater is neither collected nor treated. Furthermore, wastewater collection per se is not synonymous with wastewater treatment. In many cases, …

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Ddiba, D. I. W., Andersson, K., Rosemarin, A. (2016)

Resource Value Mapping (REVAMP): A tool for evaluating the resource recovery potential of urban waste streams

This discussion brief introduces a new tool being developed in the SEI Initiative on Sustainable Sanitation.

There is increasing interest in the concept of the circular economy and “closing the loop” in our use of various vital resources – including water, energy and mineral resources. This is driven not only by an interest in reducing the social and environmental damage linked to …

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Andersson, K., Rosemarin, A., Lamizana, B., Kvarnström, E., McConville, J., Seidu, R., Dickin, S. and Trimmer, C. (2016)

Sanitation, Wastewater Management and Sustainability: from Waste Disposal to Resource Recovery

Few areas of investment today have as much to offer the global shift towards sustainable development as sanitation and wastewater management.1 Gaps in access to decent, functioning sanitation are clear markers of inequality and disadvantage. Unsafe management of excreta and wastewater expose populations to disease,
and degrade ecosystems and the services they provide. At the same time, there is …

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Musabe, K. (2015)

Inventory for Formal and Informal Faecal Sludge Emptiers and the Resource Recovery and Reuse (RRR) Private Sector in Kampala

In Kampala, about 90% of the people rely on on-site sanitation solutions, which cannot be considered “improved” or “acceptable” in most cases: too many households share one toilet; pit-latrines are unlined, filled with solid wastes, and hard to access for emptying services, ultimately leading to filled-up facilities that are either abandoned or directly emptied into the environment, …

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HLPE (2015)

Water for food security and nutrition

Water is key to food security and nutrition. However there are many challenges for water, food security and nutrition, now and in the future, in the wider context of the nexus between water, land, soils, energy and food, given the objectives of inclusive growth and sustainable development. In this context, in October 2013, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) requested the High Level Panel …

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Schröder, J., Cordell, D., Smit, A., Rosemarin, A. (2010)

Sustainable use of phosphorus

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Palada, M., Bhattarai, S., Wu, D., Roberts, M., Bhattarai, M., Kimsan, R., Midmore, D. (2011)

More crop per drop
Using simple drip irrigation systems for small-scale vegetable production

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