Wastewater Management A UN-Water Analytical Brief
The report is structured into eight sections. The first two sections provide the context of the report and look, briefly, at why poor wastewater management is a problem. Section 3 builds on the Introduction and sets out the current situation – in terms of water quality issues and considers the main wastewater components (domestic, industrial and agricultural) in turn. Section 4 outlines some of the wastewater management options available and discusses aspects that need to be considered before implementing a system. Section 5 highlights the potential that wastewater has as a valuable resource. Section 6 looks at how wastewater management is being considered in the context of the Post-2015 Development Agenda and section 7 brings together some of the issues that need to be considered in acting upon wastewater management and water quality issues, including the need for strong governance and data gathering. Finally, section 8 presents the conclusions of the report and highlights the need to prioritize wastewater management.