Towards an agenda for improving wastewater use in agriculture
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Scheierling, S. M.; Bartone, C. R.; Mara, D. D.; Drechsel, Pay. 2011. Towards an agenda for improving wastewater use in agriculture. Water International, 36(4):420-440. (Special issue on "Wastewater use in agriculture: economics, risks and opportunities" with contributions by IWMI authors). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02508060.2011.594527
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This paper sets out the trends and challenges of wastewater use in agriculture; identifies the risks and benefits of wastewater irrigation; describes the risk-assessment and management framework adopted by the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and other international and national organizations; and proposes measures for applying the framework to reduce health risks by moving from unplanned to a planned, integrated, approach to wastewater use for irrigation.