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Vital waste graphics
GRID Arendal, United Nations Environment Programme, Basel Convention

Vital Waste Graphics aims to give policymakers, experts, media professionals, teachers and students a comprehensive overview of relevant waste-related issues, causes, effects, as well as possible solutions. Vital Waste Graphics is based on the most recent data received by the Basel Convention Secretariat and by the research undertaken especially for the production of the publication.


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2004
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GEO Scenarios Framework
United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP's Global Environment Outlook (GEO) series provides a comprehensive assessment of the state of the global environment, a review of policy responses and an outlook on the future. This report introduces the scenario approach, a means of illuminating challenges and appropriate responses toward the achievement of certain development pathways based upon current conditions and driving forces.


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2004
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Water and wastewater reuse: an environmentally sound approach for sustainable urban water management
United Nations Environment Programme, Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC)

Water scarcity and water pollution pose a critical challenge in many developing countries. In urban areas, it is becoming difficult for the authorities to manage water supply and wastewater. Strategies for water and wastewater reuse can improve urban water management. This publication provides introductory guidelines for these strategies. The important aspects to minimize public health risks are identified. The possibilities of wastewater reuse in agriculture, industry, urban uses, and environmental water enhancement including groundwater recharge are discussed with the help of practical examples. The capacity building policy-making, institutional strengthening, financial mechanisms, and awareness raising and stakeholder participation are vital to implement these strategies for wastewater reuse.


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2004

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