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Wastewater : economic asset in an urbanizing world / edited by Pay Drechsel, Manzoor Qadir and Dennis Wichelns.
Contributor(s): Drechsel, Pay [editor] | Qadir, Manzoor [editor] | Wichelns, Dennis [editor].Material type: BookPublisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2015Description: xii, 282 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9789401795449 (hbk.); 9789401795456 (eBook).Subject(s): Water reuse | Sewage -- Purification | Environmental economicsDDC classification: 363.7284 WAS Online resources: Table of contents
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 book 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.