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Economic implications of agricultural reuse of treated wastewater in Israel: A statewide long-term perspective

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This study assesses the welfare effects of treated wastewater reuse in agriculture, applying a dynamic non-linear mathematical programming optimization model. It finds that irrigation with treated wastewater contributes 3.3 billion USD in terms of present value. Avoiding damages from treated wastewater irrigation is capped at 2.7 billion USD.

The study uses an Israeli version of the Multi-Year Water Allocation System (MYWAS) mathematical programming model to conduct statewide, long-term analyses of three topics associated with agricultural reuse of wastewater.

International Scheme to Evaluate Household Water Treatment Technologies

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Authors:
World Health Organization
Number of pages: 64
Publication Date: 2016
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 1509947 

Overview

In 2014, WHO established the International Scheme to Evaluate Household Water Treatment Technologies. The Scheme aims to consistently and independently evaluate the performance of household water treatment (HWT) technologies against WHO performance recommendations.

SDG 6 – 2018 Synthesis is Report on Water and Sanitation in the 2030 Agenda (planned for May 2018)

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In order to adopt an integrated approach to SDG 6 reporting and, thereby, help policy-makers keep track of global progress, the SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation (working title) is currently being developed and planned for publication in May 2018.

This report will feed into the discussions of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in-depth review of SDG 6 in mid-2018 and enables the United Nations to speak with one voice. The Synthesis report is developed by UN-Water and the production is coordinated by the UN World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP - UNESCO) with the following UN-Water Members woking together in a Task Force: CEO Water Mandate, FAO, ILO, UNECE, UNEP, UNDP, UNICEF, WMO and WHO.

Town Water Supply and Sanitation: Challenges, Solutions, and Guidelines

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In Africa, Asia, and Latin America, the number of towns and their populations are expected to double within 15 years, and again within 30. Already, one-third of Africans and Asians live in towns of 2,000 to 200,000 people. This rapid urbanization makes improving water supply and sanitation services (WSS) central to economic growth and to achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. But sustainable provision of these services, particularly in small towns, presents challenges that may require new approaches to planning, financing, and service delivery.

Transboundary water management – why it is important and why it needs to be developed

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Managing interdependencies of transboundary waters is one of the human development challenges facing the international community. In many aspects water is among the most ‘shared’ resources on Earth. Some 276 river basins cross the political boundaries of two or more countries, and about 40% of the world’s population lives in river and lake basins that cross international borders. This article acknowledges the need for a cooperative management framework and how that might be achieved.

 

                           


            

Current Issue: Africa Water & Sanitation & Hygiene March-April 2017 Vol.12 No.2