From 2011 to 2015, the Resource Recovery and Reuse project – implemented by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) under the CGIAR Water, Land and Ecosystems research programme – analysed 110 waste-recovery businesses in order to establish guidelines for assessing, implementing and scaling up similar programmes.
The use of wastewater to irrigate crops is far more widespread than previously estimated, according to a new study, exposing hundreds of millions of people to health risks and posing a major environmental hazard.
In many parts of the world, the use of untreated wastewater for irrigation is more common than originally thought, exposing 884 million consumers to health risks. The study calls for urgent investment in improved sanitation and management.
Much time, money and energy has been put into trialing greywater treatment technology in Jordan, but success rates are low. What can be learned from the work that has already been done to spread the use of the technology, both in Jordan and in Egypt?