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(EN) (PDF) - Guidelines for the safe use of wastewater, excreta and greywater | World Health Organization

"The third edition of the WHO Guidelines for the safe use of wastewater, excreta and greywater has been extensively updated to take account of new scientific evidence and contemporary approaches to risk management. The revised Guidelines reflect a strong focus on disease prevention and public health principles. This new edition responds to a growing demand from WHO Member States for guidance on the safe use of wastewater, excreta and greywater in agriculture and aquaculture. Its target audience includes environmental and public health scientists, researchers, engineers, policy-makers and those responsible for developing standards and regulations.

The Guidelines are presented in four separate volumes:

  • Volume 1: Policy and regulatory aspects;
  • Volume 2:Wastewater use in agriculture;
  • Volume 3: Wastewater and excreta use in aquaculture;
  • Volume 4: Excreta and greywater use in agriculture.

Volume 1 of the Guidelines presents policy issues and regulatory measures distilled from the technical detail found in volumes 2, 3 and 4. Those faced with the need to expedite the development of policies, procedures and regulatory frameworks, at national and local government levels, will find the essential information in this volume. It also includes summaries of the other volumes in the series."

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