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Safe irrigation methods are essential when using wastewater for irrigation, but they need to be complemented with other practices from farm to fork to ensure the safety of others involved in the value chain.

To enhance the capacity of local governments and to increase the understanding of the latest urban water management techniques, the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability initiated a four year project, the Water and Urban Initiative (WUI).

Policy makers should focus on improving access to safely managed wastewater management services. Even though access to improved sanitation facilities has improved, progress in access to safely managed sanitation services is still slow. Globally, 4.5 billion people still lack access to safely managed sanitation.

The City of Cape Town signed a R1.3bn loan with the German government-owned KfW Development Bank for urban wastewater management, Mayor Dan Plato's office said.

New findings released offer a compelling business case for investing in the protection of the world’s coral reefs, with economic benefits stretching into the tens of billions in just over a decade.

Open dumping of waste and discharging untreated wastewater into environment are key causes of  environmental  pollution  in  the  developing  world,  including  South  Asian  countries.  Waste  and wastewater however can be a source for recovering energy, nutrients and water if properly treated or  recycled rather than a cause of pollution and d

Humans generate millions of tons of waste every day. This waste is rich in water, nutrients, energy and organic compounds. Yet waste is not being managed in a way that permits us to derive value from its reuse, whilst millions of farmers struggle with depleted soils and lack of water.

NEW DELHI: Delhi Jal Board approved a host of relief measures for consumers on Monday.

Properly managed sanitation systems and improved wastewater treatment are important for safeguarding environment and enhancing sustainable livelihoods in vast areas of South and Southeast Asian countries.

Every day, African cities create thousands of tonnes of organic waste that could be monetised.

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