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Basudev Mondal irrigates a farm near the busy EM Bypass road of Calcutta, India growing brinjal or egg plant.

Crop irrigation with untreated wastewater, a major health and environmental menace

The use of wastewater to irrigate crops is far more widespread than previously estimated, according to a new study.
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Raw waste water use on farms is ‘50% higher’ than estimated

IWMI study reveals the global use of untreated waste water from cities to irrigate crops is much more widespread than previously estimated.