Wastewater Management: A UN-Water Analytical Brief

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Source:
United Nations (UN)
Date:
1 February 2015

This analytical brief describes how environmental conditions arising from inadequate or non-existing wastewater management pose significant threats to human health, well-being and economic activity. By emphasizing that wastewater is a resource (in terms of water and also nutrient for agricultural use) whose effective management is essential for future water security, the authors highlight the need for a paradigm shift in water politics around the world.