World Water Day 2017 - Why Wastewater?

The theme of the 2017 World Water Day celebration — “Why Wastewater?” — invites us to pause and reflect not only on the importance of water in our daily lives, but also to recognize the central and often overlooked role that proper wastewater treatment can play in fortifying water security at the local, national, and regional levels.

Water is a resilient resource; each drop contains an impressive productive potential that can be unlocked through basic water treatment and recycling techniques. Recycled wastewater can be used to flush toilets and water home gardens, irrigate farms, and facilitate a number of industrial processes before this reclaimed water is eventually recycled naturally through the hydrological cycle. Proper wastewater treatment, disposal, and/or recycling necessitates infrastructure construction and maintenance, helping drive local job creation; meanwhile, entire communities benefit from improved wastewater management through improved quality of life and better public helath outcomes.

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Russell Sticklor
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