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dc.contributor.authorJamwal, Priyanka
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Rebekah
dc.contributor.authorKookana, Rai
dc.contributor.authorDrechsel, Pay
dc.contributor.authorMcDonald, Robert
dc.contributor.authorVorosmarty, Charles J
dc.contributor.authorvan Vliet, Michelle TH
dc.contributor.authorBhaduri, Anik
dc.description.abstractProviding clean water and sanitation to all is one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century—especially in developing countries, where 50% of the population is projected to live in cities by 2050. One way to address issues of water security is by shifting from linear to circular water-economy approaches. Understanding, assessing, and managing both water quality and the related risks to human health as water moves within the system are crucial to the successful implementation of circular approaches. This raises four priorities for research: understand the risks of emerging and existing contaminants in the reuse of treated effluent; develop low-cost water-quality sensors to monitor contaminants in treated effluent and surface water; deploy decentralized treatment solutions, such as provisional green infrastructure, to address water pollution; and engage communities to manage and sustain local solutions to water problems. Finding solutions to water-related problems requires a multi-disciplinary approach that engages both natural and social scientists and stakeholders from various fields. In addition to government agencies, citizen groups and local private organizations have a vital role to play in the management of local water sources. To ensure that solutions are suited to their context, there should be an emphasis on empowering citizens by promoting citizen science, enhancing the role of local private research organizations in decision making, and encouraging informed decision making by providing access to data and research via online platforms.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalOne Earthen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Science and Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Managementen_US
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicineen_US
dc.subject.keywordsGreen & Sustainable Science & Technologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsEnvironmental Studiesen_US
dc.titleThe Future of Urban Clean Water and Sanitationen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC3 - Articles (Letter/ Note)en_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationJamwal, P; Brown, R; Kookana, R; Drechsel, P; McDonald, R; Vorosmarty, CJ; van Vliet, MTH; Bhaduri, A, The Future of Urban Clean Water and Sanitation, One Earth, 2019, 1 (1), pp. 10-12en_US
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