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Cover for Possibilities for closing the urban-rural nutrient cycles.

This chapter looks at the challenges and opportunities for organic farming to help integrate urban and rural settlements through utilizing flows of human and domestic wastes. It starts with a presentation of basic economic, institutional and technological issues as well as the importance of...

Author(s)
Refsgaard, K.; Jenssen, P. D.; Magid, J.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930783)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Urban aquaculture.

In light of the increasing demand for fish, the challenge for planners now is to accelerate aquaculture development and to plan for new production, making urban areas not only centres of marketing and distribution, but also of production, particularly using urban wastewater. This book includes...

Author(s)
Costa-Pierce, B.; Desbonnet, A.; Edwards, P.; Baker, D.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998291)
Type
Book
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Cover for A future urban ecosystem incorporating urban aquaculture for wastewater treatment and food production.

Predicted increases in wastewater flows from seven megacities by 2050 show that even with large capital investments in sewage treatment to treat an ever-increasing volume of wastewater, nitrogen loadings to coastal oceans will continue to increase dramatically. Furthermore, it is uncertain if...

Author(s)
Costa-Pierce, B.; Desbonnet, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998291)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Aquaculture in future urban ecosystems.

This chapter summarizes the preceding chapters and concludes that urban aquaculture, particularly using recycled wastewater, presents unlimited opportunities and potential in the development of future sustainable urban ecosystems.

Author(s)
Desbonnet, A.; Costa-Pierce, B.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998291)
Type
Book chapter
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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 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 Wastewater reuse through urban aquaculture in Hanoi, Vietnam: status and prospects.

Wastewater was collected in Hanoi by a combined wastewater and stormwater sewerage system and discharged without treatment to four rivers. Farmers, through experience accumulated over the past 40 years, have developed wastewater-fed aquaculture which has passed through three stages of development...

Author(s)
Vo Quy Hoan; Edwards, P.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998291)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Wastewater-based urban aquaculture systems in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Steady increases in population and economic activity, as well as a lack of environmental infrastructure, have resulted in severe surface water pollution within Ho Chi Minh City. The clear boundary between urban and rural areas has faded. In this context, farmers and their counterparts have tried to ...

Author(s)
Minh Phan Van; Pauw, N. de
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998291)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Environmental concerns of urban and peri-urban agriculture: case studies from Accra and Kumasi.

This paper provides examples of environmental concerns (case studies from Accra and Kumasi, Ghana) related to: (i) irrigation water quality; (ii) the quality of waste stream products (compost, poultry manure); (iii) food contamination; and (iv) the use of pesticides in urban and peri-urban...

Author(s)
Mensah, E.; Amoah, P.; Drechsel, P.; Abaidoo, R. C.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851995489)
Type
Book chapter

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