Published in: 2009
5th World Water Forum
While the majority of Europeans have access to sanitation and properly functioning wastewater treatment, there are still many who remain unserved by improved systems, particularly in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and South Eastern Europe. Within the EU, more than 20 million citizens do not have access to proper sanitation systems – most of them living in rural areas and small communities. To address this situation European legislation needs to encourage innovation, not prescribe fixed solutions. Sustainability (economic and environmental) and resource efficiency, in particular the reuse of water and nutrients, are the future of sanitation in Europe.
Wendland, C. (2009). Sanitation: A continuous challenge for the European Region - European Regional Document. 5th World Water Forum
Biogas systems English Europe, Caucasus & Central Asia Faeces or faecal sludge Greywater or wastewater Groundwater protection (WG11) Urine Urine diversion dehydration toilets (UDDTs)
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