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Wastewater irrigation and health : assessing and mitigating risk in low-income countries

This book approaches the serious problem posed by very low coverage or poor performance of wastewater treatment systems in most developing countries.Its perspective is practical and realistic, addressing the issues of health risk assessment and reduction in developing country settings. The book moves the debate forward by covering also the common reality of untreated wastewater, grey water and excreta use. It presents the state-of-the-art on quantitative risk assessment and low-cost options for health risk reduction, from treatment to on-farm and off-farm measures, in support of the multiple barrier approach of the 2006 guidelines for safe wastewater irrigation published by the World Health Organization. The chapters highlight experiences across the developing world with reference to various case studies from sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Mexico and the Middle East. The book also addresses options for resource recovery and wastewater governance, thus clearly establishes a connection between agriculture, health and sanitation, which is often the missing link in the current discussion on ‘making wastewater an asset’.

TitleWastewater irrigation and health : assessing and mitigating risk in low-income countries
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsDrechsel, P, Scott, CA, Raschid-Sally, L, Redwood, M, Bahri, A
Pagination432 p. : 25 boxes, 42 fig., 57 tab.
Date Published2010-01-01
PublisherEarthscan
Place PublishedLondon, UK
ISSN Number9781552504758
Keywordscase studies, excreta use, health hazards, irrigation, sdisan, sullage, wastewater recycling, wastewater treatment
Abstract

This book approaches the serious problem posed by very low coverage or poor performance of wastewater treatment systems in most developing countries.Its perspective is practical and realistic, addressing the issues of health risk assessment and reduction in developing country settings. The book moves the debate forward by covering also the common reality of untreated wastewater, grey water and excreta use. It presents the state-of-the-art on quantitative risk assessment and low-cost options for health risk reduction, from treatment to on-farm and off-farm measures, in support of the multiple barrier approach of the 2006 guidelines for safe wastewater irrigation published by the World Health Organization. The chapters highlight experiences across the developing world with reference to various case studies from sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Mexico and the Middle East. The book also addresses options for resource recovery and wastewater governance, thus clearly establishes a connection between agriculture, health and sanitation, which is often the missing link in the current discussion on ‘making wastewater an asset’.

NotesIncludes references and index
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