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Greywater Use in the Middle East : Technical, social, economic and policy issues - Stephen McIIlwaine

Greywater Use in the Middle East

Technical, social, economic and policy issues

By: Stephen McIIlwaine (Editor), Mark Redwood (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st January 2010
ISBN: 9781853396984
Number Of Pages: 200

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In water-scarce areas of the Middle East, greywater (household wastewater excluding toilet waste) is commonly used by poor communities to irrigate home gardens. This both supplements the water available to the household and improves food security. This book draws together material presented at a conference in Jordan in 2007, and examines the technical approaches to treating and using greywater for irrigation, including its associated risks to health and the environment. It discusses many of the non-technical issues that influence effectiveness and sustainability of greywater use. It also takes a hard look at economic issues, arguing that more clarity and consistency from policymakers is essential if low-income, water-stressed communities are to make better and safer use of their existing water supplies. The book concludes by offering suggestions for where donor efforts and research could best be focused in the near future.Greywater use in the Middle East is important reading for researchers, donors, implementing agencies, and policymakers, in the fields of water supply, water reuse, livelihoods and agriculture.

"This new comprehensive reference provides a compelling argument for the use of greywater in the Middle East providing the varied expertise and experience required for its safe and practical use in a single, concise document; this is clearly a positive step forward."--Professor Richard Brittain, Department of Architecture
"Greywater use may not solve the water crisis, but this book sheds light and important research on its potential to contribute something to the solution."--Eglal Rached, Cairo Regional Director
"This book is timely in many ways."--Robert Bos, Department of Public Health and Environment

Figuresp. vii
Tablesp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
The Aqaba Declaration on Greywater Usep. xv
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
Acronyms and abbreviationsp. xix
Introduction: Greywater use in the Middle East - the story so farp. 1
Technical Aspects
On-site greywater treatment in Qebia Village, Palestinep. 17
Greywater use in rural home gardens in Karak, Jordanp. 29
Greywater management in the northeastern Badia of Jordanp. 59
Socioeconomic Aspects
Stakeholder participation in greywater management in the Jordanian Badiap. 77
Comparative socioeconomic study of greywater and cesspit systems in Ramallah, Palestinep. 89
Can local people accept greywater technology?p. 101
Lessons from a participatory approach to household greywater use in Jordanp. 113
Greywater use as a gender empowerment project in Tannoura, Lebanonp. 129
Greywater use: Islamic perspectivesp. 139
Policy Issues and Next Steps
Policy and regulatory approaches to greywater use in the Middle Eastp. 151
Conclusion: Next steps for research, policy and implementationp. 165
Indexp. 173
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ISBN: 9781853396984
ISBN-10: 1853396982
Series: G - Reference, Information and Interdisciplinary Subjects Ser.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st January 2010
Publisher: Practical Action Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32