World set to use much more wastewater: U.N.-backed study

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The world is set to use far more treated wastewater to help irrigate crops and feed a rising population as fresh water supplies dry up, a team of U.N.-backed experts said on Thursday.

A study led by Japan’s Tottori University and U.N. University’s Canadian-based Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) forecast “a rapid increase in the use of treated wastewater for farming and other purposes worldwide”.

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