Water sanitation hygiene

Guidelines for the safe use of wastewater, excreta and greywater - Volume 2

Wastewater use in agriculture

World Health Organization

Guidelines for safe use of wastewater, vol 2 cover page

Publication details

Number of pages: 222
Publication date: 2006
Languages: English, French
ISBN: 92 4 154683 2


Volume 2 of the Guidelines explains requirements to promote safe use concepts and practices, including health-based targets and minimum procedures. It also covers a susbstantive revision of approaches to ensuring the microbial safety of wastewater used in agriculture. It distinguishes three vulnerable groups: agricultural workers, members of communities where wastewater-fed agriculture is practiced and consumers. It introduces health impact assessment of new wastewater projects.