Workshop to introduce a University curriculum on “Developing Businesses in Resource Recovery and Reuse”


July 19, 2018 - July 27, 2018    
All Day


International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
127, Sunil Mawatha, Pelawatta, Battaramulla, Battaramulla

Humans generate millions of tons of waste every day. This waste is rich in water, nutrients, energy, and organic compounds. Yet waste is often not managed in a way that permits to derive value from its reuse. At the same time millions of farmers struggle with depleted soils and lack of water. Resource recovery and reuse (RRR) can create livelihoods, enhance food security, support green economies, reduce waste and contribute to cost recovery in the sanitation chain.

While many RRR projects fully depend on subsidies and hardly survive their pilot phase, hopeful signs of viable approaches to RRR are emerging around the globe including in low- and middle-income countries. These enterprises or projects are tapping into entrepreneurial initiatives and public-private partnerships (PPPs), leveraging private capital to help realize commercial or social value, shifting the focus from treatment for waste disposal to treatment of waste as a valuable resource for safe reuse.

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