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2013 - Promoting sanitation and nutrient recovery through urine separation (VUNA) - Various documents on results from research grant. Udert, K. et al. Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), Duebendorf, Switzerland. [1.58 MB]

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This library entry contains background documents for a grant that Kai Udert is leading and which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. …

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2012 - Productive sanitation and the link to food security - Factsheet of Working Group 5. Gensch, R., Dagerskog, L., van Veenhuizen, R., Winker, M., Drechsel, P. Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA). [462.95 KB]

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This factsheet provides information on the link between sanitation and agriculture as well as related implications on health, economy and the environment. It presents examples of …

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2012 - Risk of clogging of drip-line emitters during urine fertilization through drip irrigation equipment. Zandee, M. Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), Switzerland. [4.41 MB]

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Stored human urine can be used as a balanced fertilizer in agriculture. However there are some challenges related to field application of urine. Using urine as a liquid fertilizer …

Uploaded on 4 Apr 2013 • Views: 891 • Downloads: 15

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2012 - Compilation of 13 factsheets on key sustainable sanitation topics. von Münch, E., Ingle, R., Mbalo, D., Kappauf, L. (eds.) Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) and GIZ, Germany. [5.25 MB]

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This factsheet book is a compilation of 13 thematic factsheets which were produced by the eleven SuSanA working groups. What makes these factsheets special is that they are …

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2012 - Investigating the potential of deep row entrenchment of pit latrine and waste water sludges for forestry and land rehabilitation purposes - WRC Project No. K5/1829. Still, D., Louton, B., Bakare, B., Taylor, C., Foxon, K., Lorentz, S. Water Reserach Commission (WRC), South Africa. [8.81 MB]

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This study investigated the application of the deep row entrenchment method under South African conditions with the aim of establishing whether the use of pit latrine and …

Uploaded on 2 Jan 2013 • Views: 957 • Downloads: 16

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2012 - Water reuse. Ecosan Club (ed.) Sustainable Sanitation Practice (SSP), Issue 11. EcoSan Club, Austria. [5.64 MB]

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With rapidly growing demand for food and energy on the one hand and continuing urbanisation on the other hand, stress on water resources is steadily increasing. Therefore, reuse …

Uploaded on 17 Apr 2012 • Views: 1055 • Downloads: 50

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2011 - Can We Sell EcoSan Compost in Haiti? A Market Analysis Report. SOIL Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods, Haiti, supported by Oxfam Great Britain. [163.03 KB]

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With the support of Oxfam Great Britain, SOIL conducted a market assessment of compost and fertilizer sales in Haiti with a specific focus on indentifying possible markets for the …

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2011 - Considering human urine as nutrients resource for cultivation of microalgae - Scenedesmus quadricauda for biodiesel production in photoautotrophic metabolism. Soroosh, H. Master Thesis, Kristianstad University, Sweden. [2.14 MB]

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This study aims to illustrate the possibility of using human urine as an alternative to chemical fertilizer and municipal wastewater for the cultivation of microalgae, to produce …

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2011 - More crop per drop - Using simple drip irrigation systems for small-scale vegetable production. Palada, M., Bhattarai, S., Wu, D., Roberts, M., Bhattarai, M., Kimsan, R., Midmore, D. AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center, Shanhua, Taiwan. AVRDC. [2.72 MB]

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This manual is intended as a guide for small-scale vegetable producers, and as a reference for extension agents to use in training and demonstrations. Agricultural input suppliers …

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2011 - Low cost upgrading of pit latrines with UDDTs for private households - Bottom-up approach for handling and valorisation of human excreta in Fada N’Gourma, Burkina Faso. Erzinger, F. Presentation given to GIZ in Eschborn, Germany. [1.61 MB]

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This presentation is about the hygiene problems in the handling of human excreta, i.e. the evacuation and deposing of these excreta. …

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2011 - Alternative solutions for challenging environments: A look at UNICEF-assisted ecosan Projects worldwide. Abraham, B., Kakumbi, G., Alam, M., von Münch, E. 35th WEDC Conference, 6-8 July 2011, Loughborough University, UK. [725.18 KB]

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We discuss the potential to scale-up initiatives by providing increased technical back-up support to users, greater linkages with community-led total sanitation and with income …

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2011 - Development of guidance for sustainable irrigation use of greywater in gardens and small-scale agriculture in South Africa. Rodda, N., Carden, K., Armitage, N., du Plessis, H. Water Research Commission (WRC), Pretoria, South Africa. [532.97 KB]

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Greywater is untreated household effluent from baths, showers, kitchen and hand-wash basins and laundry (i.e. all non-toilet uses). More than half of indoor household water is …

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2011 - Human-waste reuse: Global overview of options and background market analysis of waste-based business opportunities in Nairobi, Kenya. Murray, A. Waste Enterprises Ltd.. [6.59 MB]

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The Sanitation and Safe Water for All (SSAWA) program is an initiative recently launched by the IFC in Nairobi, Kenya. The program was established to identify and develop market …

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2011 - Trees as recyclers of nutrients present in human excreta - Main tree report, 4 September 2011. Morgan, P., Harare, A. Aquamor, Zimbabwe. [2.96 MB]

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This report clearly indicates that trees of various types can benefit greatly from the nutrients derived from human excreta and the methods of transferring the nutrients can vary …

Uploaded on 1 Nov 2011 • Views: 912 • Downloads: 20

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2011 - Agriculture as a Driver for Sanitation - CREPA’s Experience (Burkina Faso). Henry, L. Presented on 20 July 2011 at a seminar at AfricaSan3 (Kigali, Rwanda) on Linkages between Agriculture and Productive Sanitation: Scaling up Ecosan in Africa. [3.16 MB]

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2011 - Phosphorus recovery from wastewater – state-of-the-art and future potential. Sartorius, C., von Horn, J., Tettenborn, F. International Water Association (IWA), Water Environment Federation (WEF). [366.01 KB]

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Today, there are already a variety of very different approaches to the recovery of phosphorus from wastewater, sludge and ashes. These approaches differ by the origin of the used …

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2011 - Urine as liquid fertiliser in agricultural production in the Philippines - A practical field guide. Gensch, R., Miso, A., Itchon, G. Xavier University Press, Philippines. [7.77 MB]

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This practical field guide on urine reuse in agriculture in the Philippines is a landmark publication of the Sustainable Sanitation Center (SUSAN Center) of Xavier University in …

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2010 - Peak Phosphorus, The Next Inconvenient Truth? - 2nd International Lecture Series on Sustainable Sanitation, World Bank, Manila, October 15, 2010. Rosemarin, A. [3.48 MB]

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Phosphorus, as a fertiliser, is important for the world's food production. The estimated lifetime of the reserves are ending in approx. 100 years. The demand for phosphorus is …

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2010 - Ecological Sanitation in Malawi - Putting recycling into practice. Morgan, P. Ecological Sanitation Research (EcoSanRes), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). [4.45 MB]

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The concept of ecological sanitation embraces more than toilet provision alone. It is a philosophy which attempts to provide sanitation where pollution of the environment is …

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2010 - Sainte Marie Pilot Project: For the safe remediation of human waste and its transformation into an optimum fertilizer. Higgins, R. New Directions Foundation, London, UK. [1.08 MB]

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This project erected five urine separator latrines for camp 1 at Sainte Marie, Canape vert, Port Au Prince for the purpose of Total Nutrient Recovery (TNR) and rendition of fecal …

Uploaded on 9 Nov 2011 • Views: 897 • Downloads: 11

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2010 - Sustainable use of phosphorus. Schröder, J., Cordell, D., Smit, A., Rosemarin, A. Plant Research International, Wageningen, The Netherlands. [2.14 MB]

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Phosphorus is essential for food production, however its use is not without implications. Attention to sustainable phosphorus use is no longer solely focused on reducing …

Uploaded on 14 Sep 2012 • Views: 678 • Downloads: 8

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2010 - Productive sanitation initiatives in rural Burkina Faso and Niger – links to human rights - Good sanitation practices in relation to human rights. Nana, C., Dagerskog, L. EcoSanRes, SEI, CREPA (presentation at human rights seminar, Geneva, Switzerland). [1.4 MB]

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The presentation describes productive sanitation concepts and links to human rights. It shows two productive sanitation projects in Burkina Faso and Niger as good practice …

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2010 - Economical feasibility of using urine versus struvite as fertiliser - Using the example of GIZ in Eschborn. Braum, C. Bachelor Thesis, Faculty 09 - Agricultural Sciences, Nutritional Sciences and Environmental Management, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany. [1.07 MB]

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The research’s aim was to identify the most favourable alternative of human urine and struvite usage as innovative fertilisers compared to traditional resources. …

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2010 - A rock and hard place - Peak phosphorus and the threat to our food security. Soil Association Soil Association, Bristol, UK. [1.01 MB]

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The approaching ‘perfect storm’ of climate change, resource depletion, …

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2010 - Are pharmaceutical residues a problem for urine reuse in agriculture? - IWA Conference Sustainable solutions for small water and wastewater treatment systems, 19-22 April 2010, Girona, Spain. Winker, M. International Water Association (IWA). [3.02 MB]

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Research has shown that plants are generally able to take up pharmaceuticals. Pharmaceutical residues were also found in edible plant parts such as carrot roots and cereal grains …

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2010 - Effect of five pharmaceutical substances contained in urine on the germination of cress and cereal seedlings. Winker, M., Dimova, D., Ritter, K., Otterpohl, R., Clemens, J. IWA Conference Sustainable solutions for small water and wastewater treatment systems, Girona, Spain. [255.74 KB]

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Usage of urine in agriculture includes the risk of spreading pharmaceutical residues on to agricultural fields. It is unclear if concentrations applied can cause any adverse …

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2010 - Ecosan - A new Sanitation Approach. WECF Women in Europe for a Common Future. [1.83 MB]

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This brochure gives an overview on ecological sanitation and is providing the reader with basic information about urine diverting toilets and reuse of human waste as fertiliser. …

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2010 - With Our Own Hands - Experiences in Promoting Ecological Sanitation and Food Security in Mindanao. Sayre, E. V.; Sayre, J. C. Z. WAND Foundation. [5.78 MB]

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This document is a practical guide for those in need of proper sanitation without going far and wide and spending so much to obtain necessary materials to build a clean, safe and …

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2010 - Productive Sanitation Aguié, Niger - Completion Report. Dagerskog, L. [4.01 MB]

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2010 - Wastewater Irrigation and Health - Assessing and Mitigating Risk in Low-Income Countries. Drechsel, P., Scott, C. A., Raschid-Sally, L., Redwood, M., Bahri, A. (eds.) International Water Management Institute (IWMI), first published by Earthscan with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in the UK and USA in 2010. [4 KB]

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This book is written for practitioners, researchers and graduate students in environmental and public health, sanitary and agricultural engineering, and wastewater irrigation …

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2010 - Use of urine. Ecosan Club (ed.) Sustainable Sanitation Practice (SSP), Issue 3. EcoSan Club, Austria. [1.4 MB]

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"Use of urine" is the thematic topic of the third issue of Sustainable Sanitation Practice (SSP). If urine is collected separately, treated and converted to agricultural usage, the …

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2010 - Ecological toilets - Start simple and upgrade from arborloo to VIP. Morgan, P. [6.84 MB]

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This book comes as a sequel to the earlier work entitled “Toilets that make Compost” in which low cost ecological toilets were described together with the benefits that could …

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2010 - Collection, Transportation, Storage & Utilization of Human Urine. Navrekar, S. M. [876.96 KB]

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This paper highlights the aspect on how to evolve methods for collection, transportation, storage & utilization of human urine. …

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2010 - Increasing food producation for smallholder farmers - Testing productive sanitation systems in Aguié, Niger. Stravato, L., Dagerskog, L., Kvarnström, E. [1.48 MB]

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A “yellow revolution” is currently taking place in Aguié Province, Southern Niger. Participative tests in eight villages demonstrate the effects of using urine as a fertiliser …

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2010 - A rock and a hard place - Peak phosphorus and the threat to our food security. Soil Association Soil Association, UK. [1.01 MB]

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The approaching ‘perfect storm’ of climate change, resource depletion, diet-related ill health and population growth is forcing us all to think again about how we produce and …

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2010 - The ROSA project. Ecosan Club (ed.) Sustainable Sanitation Practice (SSP), Issue 4, EcoSan Club, Austria. [2.28 MB]

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During the last years EcoSan Club was partner of the ROSA project. The ROSA (Resource-Oriented Sanitation concepts for peri-urban areas in Africa) project proposed …

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2010 - Teaching Ecological Sanitation in Schools - A compilation of manuals and fact sheets. Morgan, P., Shangwa, A. Aquamor, Zimbabwe. [11.77 MB]

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These manuals were originally written as chapters for a book which is still being researched and compiled. In order to make the valuable information available for others to use and …

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2010 - Making clear the reuse risk: - Approaching wastewater irrigation worldwide. McCann, B. Water 21, International Water Association Publishing (IWA). [4 KB]

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Earlier this year the World Health Organization released a second information kit that includes information to supplement its 2006 guidelines on the safe use of wastewater, excreta …

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2010 - Challenges and key lessons in improving sanitation services to the Urban Poor drawing from East and Southern African experience. Morgan, P. Ecological Sanitation Research (EcoSanRes), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Sweden. [65.18 KB]

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One of the greatest challenges which still face millennium development goals is the improvement of sanitation services for the urban poor. Compared to the rural areas, space is …

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2010 - Practical guidance on the use of urine in crop production. Richert, A., Gensch, R., Jönsson, H., Stenström, T., Dagerskog, L. Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Sweden. [1.66 MB]

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This book gives practical guidance on the use of urine in crop production as a vital component of sustainable crop production and sanitation systems. It also includes guidance on …

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2010 - The Story of Phosphorus - Sustainability implications of global phosphorus scarcity for food security, PhD thesis. Cordell, D. Department of Water and Environmental Studies, Linkoeping University Sweden, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. [3.07 MB]

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The story of phosphorus began with the search for the philosopher’s stone, and centuries later the critical role of phosphorus in soil fertility and crop growth was highlighted. …

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2010 - Methods of using "toilet compost" in agriculture. Morgan, P. Ecological Sanitation Research (EcoSanRes), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). [4.52 MB]

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'Compost' is a living material containing many beneficial bacteria and fungi. It has important properties which are valuable for plant growth. Toilet materials (urine and faeces) …

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2009 - Design of a supply chain for a sustainable sanitation system on the example of Accra and Kade, Ghana. Neri, I. F. M. [2.74 MB]

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This thesis studies the feasibility of implementing a large-scale ecosan based sanitation system, by exploring different configurations of the supply chain intended to collect, …

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2009 - Agro money for sanitation provision – examples from Niger, Burkina Faso and Côte, examples from Niger, Bukina Faso. Klutsé, A., Dagerskog, L. Poster at Dry Toilet Conference, Tampere, Finland. [328.04 KB]

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By emphasizing the reuse potential with EcoSan, CREPA has managed to mobilize funds from the agriculture sector: …

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2009 - Social and economic feasibility of struvite recovery from urine at the community level in Nepal. Tilley, E., Gantenbein, B., Khadka, R., Zurbrügg, C., Udert, K. IWA - Conference on Nutrient Recovery from Wastewater Streams. [340.74 KB]

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The town of Siddhipur in the Kathmandu valley was selected as a study site to determine the feasibility of establishing a community-scale struvite processing centre using …

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2009 - Sanitation Policies and Regulatory Frameworks for Reuse of Nutrients in Wastewater, Human Excreta and Greywater - Proceedings from SEI/EcoSanRes2 Workshop. SEI; EcoSanRes [532.97 KB]

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The workshop on Sanitation Policies and Regulatory Frameworks for Reuse of Nutrients in Wastewater, Human Excreta and Greywater was a two-day event held at the Stay At Hotel in …

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2009 - Preferred Future Phosphorus Scenarios: A Framework for Meeting Long-term Phosphorus Needs for Global Food Demand. Cordell, D., Schmid-Neset, T., White, S., Drangert, J.-O. International Conference on Nutrient Recovery from Wastewater Streams, IWA Publishing London, UK. [648.11 KB]

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This paper develops probable, possible and preferred long-term scenarios for supply and demand-side measures of phosphorus. The preferred scenarios together demonstrate how …

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2009 - Compost und urine as fertilisers in agriculture (in Acholi) - Drawing of good practice of greywater disposal. ROSA Resources-oriented sanitation concepts for peri-urban areas in Africa (a Specific Target Research Project in the EU 6th Framework Programme's Priority 6 "Sustainable development, global change and ecosystems").. [235.42 KB]

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This drawing shows how greywater can be disposaled ecologically in daily life. …

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2009 - Peak Phosphorus: Opportunity in the Making - Why the Phosphorus Challenge Presents a New Paradigm for Food Security and Water Quality in the Lake Winnipeg Basin. Ulrich, A., Malley, D., Voora, V. IISD. [809.09 KB]

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The long-term security of our global food and water supplies may be impacted by the mismanagement of our phosphorus nutrient resources. Essential to plant growth and all life, …

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2009 - The Story of Phosphorus - Eating the Earth. Cordell, D. Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia. [845.5 KB]

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This presentation highlights the story of phosphorus in Australia and around the world and provides background information on the use of phosphorus. In addition, it shows the …

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