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Technology choice and sustainable development in wastewater management

Ho, G.ORCID: 0000-0001-9190-8812 (2000) Technology choice and sustainable development in wastewater management. In: Workshop on sustainable wastewater and stormwater management: Regional workshop for the Latin America and the Caribbean, 27 - 31 March 2000, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Abstract

The problems facing communities without adequate sanitation are highlighted to illustrate the need for integrated waste management to achieve significant public health and environmental improvements. This involves addressing caused not only by wastewater, but also by solid wastes and stormwater. Only when these three are addressed simultaneously will we overcome the public health problems and improve the amenity value of our environment. The waste management hierarchy is introduced to stress the importance of separating wastes and particularly of industrial wastes that can irreversibly contaminate wastes that can be reused or recycled. The concept of natural purification is presented as a basis for developing sustainable and unsustainable wastewater management practices, one where the material cycles are closed, and the other where the material cycles are not closed.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Environmental Science
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/63942
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