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Wastewater – the untapped resource

In a world where demands for freshwater are ever growing, and where limited water resources are increasingly stressed by over-abstraction, pollution and climate change, neglecting the opportunities arising from improved wastewater management is nothing less than unthinkable.

Wastewater – the untapped resource

This is how the 2017 World Water Development Report concludes, highlighting the vital importance of improving the management of wastewater for our common future.


  • Drinking water
  • Groundwater protection
  • Wastewater
  • Wastewater disposal
  • Water pollution
  • Water quality
  • Publisher
    UN-Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
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