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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 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 Treated wastewater use in Tunisia: lessons learned and the road ahead.

With per capita freshwater availability of around 450 m3, Tunisia is one of the most drought-stressed countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. In the MENA region, and indeed worldwide, Tunisia along with Israel, has been recognised as a leader in the area of wastewater...

Author(s)
Shetty, S.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Confronting the realities of wastewater use in irrigated agriculture: lessons learned and recommendations.

This concluding chapter synthesises results and lessons learned throughout this volume, which deals with the reality of wastewater use in agriculture in developing countries. It then extrapolates from these lessons, to make pragmatic recommendations aimed at protecting both the public health and...

Author(s)
Faruqui, N. I.; Scott, C. A.; Raschid-Sally, L.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Health guidelines for the use of wastewater in agriculture: developing realistic guidelines.

The use of wastewater in agriculture - often untreated or inadequately treated - is occurring more frequently because of water scarcity and population growth. Often the poorest households rely on this resource for their livelihood and food security needs. However, there are negative health...

Author(s)
Carr, R. M.; Blumenthal, U. J.; Mara, D. D.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Wastewater irrigation - hazard or lifeline? Empirical results from Nairobi, Kenya and Kumasi, Ghana.

The range of factors that determine the quality of wastewater used by different irrigators is described, drawing on case studies from Nairobi, Kenya and Kumasi, Ghana. Not all urban irrigation relies on raw wastewater and it is misleading to consider wastewater as a uniform commodity. Dilution and...

Author(s)
Cornish, G. A.; Kielen, N. C.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Wastewater use in Pakistan: the cases of Haroonabad and Faisalabad.

Untreated wastewater is used for irrigation in over 80% of all Pakistani communities with a population of over 10 000 inhabitants. The absence of a suitable alternative water source, wastewater's high nutrient value, reliability, and its proximity to urban markets are the main reasons for its use....

Author(s)
Ensink, J. H. J.; Simmons, R. W.; Hoek, W. van der
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Untreated wastewater use in market gardens: a case study of Dakar, Senegal.

Urban vegetable production in Dakar plays a significant role in fighting poverty, as it provides both income to farmers, and a source of nutritious food for the poor. However, the irrigation of these crops is cause for concern, as many farmers prefer untreated wastewater to freshwater due to the...

Author(s)
Faruqui, N. I.; Niang, S.; Redwood, M.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A fresh look at microbial guidelines for wastewater irrigation in agriculture: a risk-assessment and cost-effectiveness approach.

This study aimed to develop a risk-assessment/cost-effectiveness approach, to compare the risks of irrigating with wastewater treated to meet various recommended microbial guidelines - World Health Organization (WHO) versus United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) - for unrestricted...

Author(s)
Fattal, B.; Lampert, Y.; Shuval, H.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter

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