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Cover for Development status of, and prospects for, wastewater-fed aquaculture in urban environments.

Informal reuse of waste water in aquaculture is widespread in parts of Asia, although there has been limited introduction of formally designed and engineered systems. As there is interest in assessing the contribution of wastewater-fed aquaculture to the development of sustainable cities, a...

Author(s)
Edwards, P.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998291)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Valuing soil fertility change: selected methods and case studies.

This chapter examines the significant challenges in assessing, i.e. quantifying and valuing, the impacts of soil fertility and nutrient depletion. After briefly reviewing the main economic approaches that are used to value soil nutrient change, four case studies are presented. These illustrate the...

Author(s)
Drechsel, P.; Giordano, M.; Enters, T.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998283)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impacts on water quality and aquatic ecosystems.

In this chapter, the impacts of sugarcane and sugarbeet cultivation (runoff, leaching and irrigation) and processing (mill and factory effluents) on water quality and aquatic ecosystems are discussed. Some measures to reduce these impacts are highlighted.

Author(s)
Cheesman, O. D.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851999816)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Wastewater use in irrigated agriculture: confronting the livelihood and environmental realities.

This book contains 16 chapters aiming to better understand urban waste water use in agriculture in developing countries (Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia), and detailed case study documentation of what works and what does not. It makes pragmatic recommendations aimed at protecting...

Author(s)
Scott, C. A.; Faruqui, N. I.; Raschid-Sally, L.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book
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Cover for Wastewater use in irrigated agriculture: management challenges in developing countries.

Cities in developing countries are experiencing unparalleled growth and rapidly increasing water supply and sanitation coverage that will continue to release growing volumes of wastewater. In many developing countries, untreated or partially treated wastewater is used to irrigate the cities' own...

Author(s)
Scott, C. A.; Faruqui, N. I.; Raschid-Sally, L.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agricultural use of untreated urban wastewater in Ghana.

In Ghana, urban sanitation infrastructure is poor and only a small portion of the (primarily domestic) wastewater is collected for treatment. The bulk ends up in drains and nearby water bodies and is used by urban and peri-urban vegetable farmers for irrigation. Open-space urban and peri-urban...

Author(s)
Keraita, B. N.; Drechsel, P.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A framework for a global assessment of the extent of wastewater irrigation: the need for a common wastewater typology.

Policies on wastewater use have tended to focus on treatment before use and the implementation of strict regulations. But in many low-income developing countries untreated urban wastewater is used for irrigation. Clear policy guidelines on how to optimise the benefits and minimise the risks of this ...

Author(s)
Hoek, W. van der
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Wastewater irrigation in Vadodara, Gujarat, India: economic catalyst for marginalised communities.

Wastewater is gaining popularity as a source of irrigation water in different countries around the world. This is especially true in India, where it has been in use for a long time. Its economic benefits and its importance as a coping strategy for the poor have had little recognition. The rural...

Author(s)
Vaibhav Bhamoriya
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The use of wastewater in Cochabamba, Bolivia: a degrading environment.

In Cochabamba, Bolivia, wastewater is extensively used in urban and peri-urban agriculture. Both vegetable and fodder crops are irrigated with polluted water, i.e. diluted or partly treated municipal and industrial sewage containing high concentrations of pathogens, heavy metals and salts....

Author(s)
Huibers, F. P.; Moscoso, O.; Durán, A.; Lier, J. B. van
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Treatment plant effects on wastewater irrigation benefits: revisiting a case study in the Guanajuato River basin, Mexico.

In 1999 field research was carried out to explore the advantages and risks of urban wastewater use for 140 ha of crop production in the Guanajuato River basin. It was found that wastewater which was freely available to the farmers represented an important additional source of irrigation water, with ...

Author(s)
Silva-Ochoa, P.; Scott, C. A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter

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