Water, Wastewater – Center Pieces of the Circular Economy

  • Date: 13 April 2017
  • Language: English

The presentation demonstrates the key role water plays for sustainable development in all its dimensions – from an economic, social and environmental perspective. The content is based on the UN World Water Development Report (WWDR) 2017 “Wastewater: The Untapped Resource”.

It shows how investments in water and sanitation can lead to the creation of jobs and sustainable development. Furthermore, the critical role of wastewater management as an integral part of the integrated water resources management is discussed.

Wastewater represents an alternative yet reliable source of water and by-products (nutrients, energy, metals), therefore, it is a key component in the necessary move towards a circular economy.

Speaker: Stefan Uhlenbrook, Coordinator of the WWAP, UNESCO programme and Director of the Programme Office on Global Water Assessment in Perugia

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