"Internet Seminar in "Re-use of Domestic Wastewater for non-potable
purposes with respect to Haroonabad, Pakistan"
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DATE: 21 Jan-03 Feb 2008
TITLE: E-Seminar in "Re-use of Domestic Wastewater for non-potable
purposes with respect to IWMI Research study from Haroonabad,
DISCUSSION PAPER: Urban Wastewater: A Valuable Resource for
Agriculture A Case Study from Haroonabad, Pakistan (2002) by Wim van
der Hoek, Mehmood Ul Hassan, Jeroen H.J. Ensink, Sabiena Feenstra,
Liqa Raschid-Sally, Sarfraz Munir, Rizwan Aslam, Nazim Ali, Raheela
Hussain and Yutaka Matsuno. (29 pages)
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The purpose of this e seminar is to review the role of waste water
reclamation and reuse for non potable applications in the context of
efficient water use management for urban and peri-urban areas of
The use of urban wastewater in agriculture in Haroonabad, Pakistan and
in many other cities, is an old practice that is becoming more
important due to an increasing scarcity of fresh water resources.
Farmers close to rapidly growing cities have a ready market for
vegetables which require a reliable water source. This is provided by
the abundant amounts of wastewater from these same cities. This
research was carried out by a team of researchers from the
International Water Management Institute (IWMI). The study focused on
crop production in Haroonabad with the evaluation of the health
impacts and economics of wastewater irrigated sites as compared to
canal water irrigation system. The reclamation of wastewater is an
important revenue matter for the local municipality who even auctions
right of wastewater use in the area to the highest bidder regardless
of the ownership of the land.
The e-seminar will discuss the conclusions of the IWMI study and its
relevance to other cities in Pakistan with similar issues. Expected
outcomes will be to give recommendations for further work as well as
to review health impacts and how to reduce them using both treatment
and non treatment options
Contact Person and Facilitator of e-seminar:
Mr. Liaqat Hayat <[log in to unmask]>
Mr. Sahibzada Irfanullah (General Secretary, IOBB)