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  • WHO International Scheme to Evaluate Household Water Treatment Technologies

    WHO has been independently evaluating the performance of household water treatment (HWT) technologies in removing microbial contaminants from drinking water. This report showcases the results from the second round of the WHO International Scheme to Evaluate Household Water Treatment Technologies which compared 20 different HWT technologies based on WHO health performance criteria....

  • Resource Recovery from Waste

    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. This book shows how Resource Recovery and Reuse (RRR) could create livelihoods, enhance food security, support...

  • Strengthening the business case for water, sanitation and hygiene

    Business is part of the solution and has a crucial role in driving the step change needed to meet Sustainable Development Goal 6 on water and sanitation. This guide has been developed to support evidence gathering and strengthen the business case for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), which is currently lacking. In response to the challenge of quantifying the business benefits, WaterAid, D...

  • Wastewater Report 2018: The Reuse Opportunity

    Used water is one of the most under-exploited resources we have. Water from industrial or domestic use contains energy, water, organics, phosphates, nitrogen, cellulose, rare earths, and other resources. Technologies are increasingly making resource recovery from wastewater commercially feasible, including bio-gas, fertiliser, paper, metals, plastics and, perhaps most importantly, it is a...

  • United Nations World Water Development Report 2017

    Globally, over 80% of all wastewater is discharged without treatment. This report of the UN World Water Assessment Programme assesses the problem of wastewater per sector and per region. We recommend chapter 9 on Regional Aspects, Africa, and chapter 16 on Water Reuse and Cost Recovery, and chapter 17 on Knowledge, Innovation, Research and Capacity Development....

  • Resources

    Resources: A review of resources and published papers on water, sanitation and hygiene in developing countries...

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