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?
A new agreement between the Ministry of Agriculture in Sri Lanka and the International Water Management Institute will help develop initiatives to improve waste-derived compost using nutrient enrichment and pelletizing technologies.