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