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Estimating the relative benefits of differing strategies for management of wastewater in Lower Egypt using quantifiable microbial risk analysis (QMRA)

Evans, BE and Iyer, P (2012) Estimating the relative benefits of differing strategies for management of wastewater in Lower Egypt using quantifiable microbial risk analysis (QMRA). Research Report. The World Bank , Washington DC.

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Abstract

The repport presents a practical example of how to operationalize the 2006 WHO Guidelines on the Safe Use of Wastewater, Excreta and Greywater and the recent World Bank Policy Research Paper 5412 on Improving Wastewater Use in Agriculture; An Emerging Priority. It describes a study carried out by the Univesrity of Leeds with the World Bank and the Holidng Company for Water and Wastewater of the Government of Egypt. The study used modern modeling techniques and a statistical tool known as Quantifiable Microbial Risk Assessment, by which the relative effectiveness of different wastewater management strategies can be assessed in terms of optimising health benefits to downstream populations. The study used a theoretical model of a typical drainage basin to assess what are the likely impacts on health of continuing GOEs policy of investing in additional aerated mechanical wastewater processes (primarily oxidation ditches and sequencing batch reactors) compared to the the use of natural wastewater treatment techniques, or marginal improvements in domestic septic tanks. The conclusions of the study sugegst that a more nuacned approach is needed with greater emphasis placed on increasing connection rates to existing treatment and improvements in at-house treatment. The study also provided an indication of how such methods could increasingly be used to enable the selection of cost-effective and appropriate wastewater management strategies.

Item Type: Monograph (Research Report)
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © The World Bank: The World Bank authorizes the use of this material subject to the terms and conditions on its website, http://www.worldbank.org/terms.
Keywords: wastewater reuse, QMRA, Quantifiable Microbial Risk Assessment, wastewater management, sanitation, agriculture, egypt, WHO 2006 guidelines
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Civil Engineering (Leeds)
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2012 11:04
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2014 00:09
Published Version: http://water.worldbank.org/water/publications/asse...
Status: Published
Publisher: The World Bank
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/43784

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