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New book illuminates the importance of safe wastewater reuse

The International Water Management Institute recently launched a book summarizing a decade of research on irrigated urban and peri-urban vegetable production and safe wastewater reuse in Ghana.

The book highlights not only the important contribution of this informal irrigation sector for farmers and society but also possible risks and risk perceptions related to the use of polluted water sources. The book contains health risk assessments and outlines options for risk mitigation which were studied in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization. Students and lecturers from more than ten universities contributed to this second edition and was produced under the IWMI-led CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems.

Access the book 'Irrigated Urban Vegetable Production' for free online.