Wastewater management journey - From indus valley civilisation to the twenty-first century

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Wastewater Reuse and Management, 2013, pp. 3 - 18
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© 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. All rights are reserved. A comprehensive review of the past and present urban wastewater management is presented in this chapter, including shortcomings of our conventional centralised management systems. A 'soft path' for wastewater management is presented as a sustainable alternative. Such an approach emphasises on small-scale management systems, incorporates fit-for-purpose water reuse and recommends the use of diverse, locally appropriate and commonly decentralised infrastructures.
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