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28 February 2018

Wastewater governance: Balancing different interests

Responsible, effective wastewater management is needed to address global water crises. This requires careful balance of the often-competing interests of stakeholders, as what poses a risk to the environment and public health may be a valuable resource to farmers and industry. How do we manage these different interests from a policy and practical perspective?


  • Wastewater contains potential sources of energy, nutrients and above all, water
  • The role of local government is crucial
  • Financial sustainability plays an instrumental role in improving wastewater governance
  • Dialogue and stakeholder involvement are critical throughout the process