Vast amounts of valuable energy, nutrients, water lost in world's fast-rising wastewater streams 

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Sharmani Gunawardena

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Pay Drechsel Agriculture wastewater

Date

03 February 20

Country

Africa, Asia

Summary

Enough energy to power all households in the USA and Mexico; enough nutrients to meet ~13% of world fertilizer needs; enough water to fill Lake Victoria in seven years, Lake Ontario in four; UN University foresees 24% wastewater rise by 2030; 51% by 2050

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