Water sanitation hygiene

Wastewater

Treatment of greywater
Linda Strande

A growing world population, unrelenting urbanization, increasing scarcity of good quality water resources and rising fertilizer prices are the driving forces behind the accelerating upward trend in the use of wastewater, excreta and greywater for agriculture and aquaculture. WHO produces international norms and tools to minimise health risks associated with this practice and support monitoring efforts on SDG target 6.3.

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The theme of Stockholm Water Week 2017 is Wastewater. WHO is co-convening a special seminar on Wastewater and Health – managing risks, seizing opportunities. Abstracts are welcome from experts and actors of all disciplines who wish to present their work for oral or poster presentations. Submissions may cover topics including but not limited to risk assessment and management for safe reuse, health impact assessment, emerging issues such as antimicrobial resistance and wastewater and enabling policies and standards. Submissions are open between November 2016 and January 22, 2017

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