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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for From wastewater reuse to water reclamation: progression of water reuse standards in Jordan.

Jordan has worked to manage irrigation with wastewater for several decades. Since the early 1980s the general approach has been to treat the wastewater and either discharge it to the environment where it mixes with freshwater flows and is indirectly reused downstream, or to use the resulting...

Author(s)
McCornick, P. G.; Amal Hijazi; Sheikh, B.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 A sustainable livelihoods approach for action research on wastewater use in agriculture.

The dearth of holistic studies that use a combination of technical and socio-economic, quantitative and qualitative methodologies impedes advances in the formulation of recommendations that could enhance the benefits and mitigate the harmful effects of wastewater use for both producers and...

Author(s)
Buechler, S. J.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998232)
Type
Book chapter

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