Interview C, Makropoulos - Mining sewage for fertilisers and energy to prevent water shortages
Resilience Management & Governance
“Transforming the dirty water we flush down the drain into new products, such as clean energy and fertilisers, can help prevent reservoirs from running dry and change the way this valuable resource is viewed.
Currently, water use risks leaving half the world facing severe scarcity by 2030 as demand outstrips supply. The linear way our societies and industries think about water – constantly extracting it for use and then dumping it back into oceans and rivers – is unsustainable in a world facing the challenges of a growing population and climate change.”
(Citaat: Gillman, S. – Interview C. Makropoulos – Mining sewage for fertilisers and energy to prevent water shortages – www.horizon-magazine.eu (2019)4 april – Website 17 april 2019)