Areas of potential indirect reuse for developing countries

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Areas of potential indirect reuse for developing countries.

I'm researching areas of potential indirect reuse for developing countries. But I'm not finding enough data on % of piped sewer connections that are treated in urban areas. Does anyone know where to find good coverage data? JMP posts some statistics on it, but I don't find much that exclusively focuses on urban areas in developing world cities. Like what is the status quo of wastewater reuse in developing cities? I think it is mostly partially treated sewage used for agriculture irrigation, which I have seen in Mexico City, and without killing pathogens that is a major health risk.
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Re: Areas of potential indirect reuse for developing countries.

Dear Anna,

When you say "indirect reuse" what do you have in mind? And are you looking specifically at municipal wastewater for reuse in agriculture, or also products from onsite systems, i.e. fecal sludge, dried feces or urine?

There is a new book on resource recovery from IWMI that probably has lots of good data (not sure if it's available as a free pdf file or if you have to purchase it):
forum.susana.org/98-resource-recovery-fr...e-recovery-from-imwi

There is also this book from 2016 by UNEP and SEI:
forum.susana.org/98-resource-recovery-fr...ecovery-unep-and-sei
"Sanitation, Wastewater Management and Sustainability: from Waste Disposal to Resource Recovery"

You might also find more leads in this forum category:
forum.susana.org/98-resource-recovery-fr...sludge-or-wastewater
and here:
forum.susana.org/40-greywater-blackwater...ter-reuse-irrigation

And then there are also all the SFDs (shit flow diagrams) for many cities in developing countries. They might also have this kind of information for you. Take a look here:
forum.susana.org/204-shit-flow-diagrams-...xcreta-flow-diagrams

Or directly on the SFD portal here: sfd.susana.org/

Please let us know how you get on with this, and what you are finding.

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Re: Areas of potential indirect reuse for developing countries.

Thank you for your replies! I did end up looking into SFDs and presenting on the Dakar case study rather than rely on worldwide statistics. Definitely, FSM is something I want to learn more about too, I'll look out for that book when it's available.

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Note by moderator: Anna is referring to the book mentioned here:
forum.susana.org/98-resource-recovery-fr...-waste-by-iwmi#24932
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Re: Areas of potential indirect reuse for developing countries.

Thank you for the interesting topic, I'm trying to research this sphere and very glad that have found out your forum.
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