02 Feb '15, 12pm

New report: only 20% global #wastewater is being treated - low income countries hit hardest.

New report: only 20% global #wastewater is being treated - low income countries hit hardest.

UN Report Calls for Wastewater Focus in Post-2015 Agenda, as 80% of Worlds Wastewater Discharged Untreated ma, feb 2, 2015 Pit Latrines Still Used by 1.77 Billion People Worldwide,Sparking Low-income Country Waste Treatment Innovations Around 70 per cent of industrial discharge in developing countries goes untreated Nairobi, 2 February 2015 - Only 20 per cent of global wastewater is currently being treated, leaving low-income countries hardest hit by contaminated water supplies and disease, according to a UN report which encourages governments to see treated wastewater as a valuable resource, and a priority for the post-2015 development agenda. With urban populations estimated to double in the next four decades, and low-income countries possessing only 8 per cent of the required capacity to treat wastewater effectively, Wastewater Management, A UN-Water Analytical Brief , ...

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