Urban Agriculture Magazine no. 8 – Wastewater Use for Urban Agriculture

The Electronic Conference on “Agricultural Use of Untreated Urban Wastewater in Low Income Countries”, held in June 2002 and organised by RUAF and IWMI was very successful. Raising awareness among farmers, policy-makers, polluters, marketers, consumers and others was seen by many as the immediate and most important strategy to reduce the health risks in most low-income countries (see the summary of the IWMI-RUAF wastewater E-conference held in 2002 on page 4).

On the same topic ETC-RUAF with CREPA and CTA organised an expert-workshop with study tour in June 2002 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, while IWMI and IDRC organised a workshop with representatives of World Health Organisation, RUAF, IDRC, IWMI and other experts on the subject in Hyderabad in October 2002.

This issue of the Urban Agriculture Magazine includes the experiences discussed and presented at these events. Fifteen articles are presented here and five reports of events.

Wastewater use for livelihood activities in urban and periurban areas is a reality that planners and policy-makers must face. Financial resources should be made available for these institutions to implement appropriate measures to protect and support these livelihoods as well as to improve the health of the environment, the users and the consumers.

Also available in Portuguese, Spanish and French.


  1. The Hyderabad Declaration

  2. The Ouagadougou Workshop

  3. Electronic Conference on Agricultural Use of Untreated Urban Wastewater in Low Income Countries

  4. Balancing Health and Livelihoods

  5. Sources and Quality of Water Used in Urban Vegetable Production in Tamale Municipality, Ghana

  6. Wastewater Use in Informal Irrigation in Urban and Periurban Areas of Kumasi, Ghana

  7. Livelihoods and Wastewater Irrigated Agriculture along the Musi River in Hyderabad City, Andhra Pradesh, India

  8. Integrated Systems for the Treatment and Recycling of Wastewater in Latin America: Reality and Potential

  9. Wastewater Treatment and Reuse for Food and Water Security

  10. Perceptions of Ouagadougou Market Gardeners on Water, Hygiene and Disease

  11. Economic and Institutional Issues of Wastewater Use in Faisalabad, Pakistan

  12. Integrated Resource Recovery Project in Kolkata, India

  13. Crop Selection and Wastewater Irrigation: Hubli-Dharwad, India

  14. The Impact of a Treatment Plant on Wastewater Irrigation in Mexico

  15. Reuse of Untreated Wastewater in Market Gardens in Dakar, Senegal

  16. Prevention Today, Solutions Tomorrow: The case of Lima, Peru

  17. Ecological Sanitation and Urban Agriculture

  18. Wastewater Non-Management in Aba City, Nigeria

  19. Policy Brief: Treatment And Use Of Wastewater For Urban Agriculture

  20. Livestock and Urban Waste in East Africa


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