Wastewater : economic asset in an urbanizing world edited by Pay Drechsel, Manzoor Qadir, Dennis Wichelns.Material type: TextPublication details: Dordrecht : Springer, 2015Description: xii, 282 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour)ISBN: 9789401795456; 9789401795449Subject(s): Environmental economics | Environmental health | Water pollution | Waste Water Technology / Water Pollution Control / Water Management / Aquatic PollutionDDC classification: 363.7394 | 363.73946
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Part I. Introduction and background -- Part II. Socio-economics of wastewater use -- Part III. Costs and benefits -- Part IV. Thinking business -- Part V. Outlook.
The books provides a timely analysis in support of a paradigm shift in the field of wastewater management, from 'treatment for disposal' to 'treatment for reuse' by offering a variety of value propositions for water, nutrient and energy recovery which can support cost savings, cost recovery, and profits, in a sector that traditionally relies on public funding. The book provides new insights into the economics of wastewater use, applicable to developed and developing countries striving to transform wastewater from an unpleasant liability to a valuable asset and recasting urbanization from a daunting challenge into a resource recovery opportunity.