CSRWire: Wastewater Is a Source of Valuable Water, Energy and Nutrients: How Do We Recover It?

Smart water technologies continue to advance, but there is still more that needs to be done to develop net-zero energy and energy-positive technologies in the water and wastewater sector.

Often the barrier to solving water problems is the lack of political and economic will, not a limitation in technology. Pay Drechsel of the International Water Management Institute in Sri Lanka, and one of the study’s authors, noted: “For countries to progress, there is a need to invest in a supportive regulatory and financial environment toward a green economy, and to leverage private capital for resource recovery related business models that are financially feasible and increase cost recovery from municipal wastewater.”

 

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