UN Agency Explores Wastewater for Farming

Traditionally viewed as a problem to be disposed of, municipal liquid waste could now help to solve the issue of water scarcity.

Globally, population growth and economic expansion are placing increasing pressure on freshwater resources, which are being exacerbated by climate change.

Agriculture accounts for 70 per cent of global freshwater withdrawals — with demand for food expected to increase by at least 50 per cent by 2050 having severe consequences on resources.


Jouke Boorsma


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