The new UN-Water-Report considers wastewater as a resource and not as waste.
With a steady growing global demand in water, the correlated wastewater production is increasing and as a result so is the associated pollution load. According to the UN, globally over 80% of the wastewater is discharged without any treatment affecting the freshwater supplies and posing risks to human and environmental health.
Changing the view of wastewater as a resource and not waste is an important step towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and holds the potential to improve wastewater management, generate social and environmental benefits, and further influence the economy.
The WSCC 2017 conference follows up this important topic and creates a space to discuss and explore the new perspectives of wastewater as a resource.
For further detailed information refer to the complete UN World Water Development Report.