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Sanitation : a continuous challenge for the European Region : this document is part of the European Document which was developed within the European Regional Process of the 5th World Water Forum 2009


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Abstract: While the majority of Europeans have access to sanitation and properly functioning wastewater treatment, there are still many who remain unserved by improved systems, particularly in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and South Eastern Europe. Within the EU, more than 20 million citizens do not have access to proper sanitation systems – most of them living in rural areas and small communities. To address this situation European legislation needs to encourage innovation, not prescribe fixed solutions. Sustainability (economic and environmental) and resource efficiency, in particular the reuse of water and nutrients, are the future of sanitation in Europe. This chapter discusses sanitation in Europe.
Authors: Wendland, C. , Guterstam, B. , Hemptinne, F. de , Londong, J. , Matthews, P. , Norström, A. , Sicard, J.
Book or source title: European Regional Document
Category: General
End Page: 48
Keywords: health , sanitation , sustainable development , water
Language: eng
Organization: WECF – Women in Europe for a Common Future
Place: [Utrecht etc.]
Publisher: WECF
Year: 2009
Region: Europe
Right: © 2009 WECF
Subject: Infrastructure, Transport and Urban Development
Start Page: 1, 42
Title: Sanitation : a continuous challenge for the European Region : this document is part of the European Document which was developed within the European Regional Process of the 5th World Water Forum 2009