Open Access   Special Issue    Topic

Use of wastewater in agriculture and its effects

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      International Journal of Molecular Biotechnology

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      Deadline for Manuscript Submission

      March 31st, 2022

      Deadline for Publication

      April 15, 2022

    Special Issue Description

    Dear Collegues,

    The gap between water supply and demand is growing as the world's population rises, and it has now gotten so bad in some places that it poses a threat to human existence. New methods of water conservation are being developed by scientists all around the world. Refocusing on one method of water recycling—using sewage from cities for irrigation and other uses—is time-appropriate. This could allow for the release of clean water for use in other industries that require it as well as provide industries that can use wastewater for things like irrigation and other ecosystem services.

    Wastewater is often defined as liquid waste produced every day by families, businesses, and industries for use in production and consumption. Contrary to popular belief, agriculture uses wastewater on a far more regular basis. Around 20 million hectares of fertile land are reportedly being watered with wastewater at this time in other parts of the world. It is reasonable to assume that wastewater consumption in agriculture is significantly higher than is publicly disclosed. It is especially prevalent in metropolitan and peri-urban areas of poor countries, where insufficient institutional and financial resources make it difficult to install and run suitable infrastructure for effective wastewater collection and treatment. Wastewater usage in agriculture has some advantages, including supplying water and nutrients for crop cultivation, ensuring the supply of food to cities, and easing the burden on freshwater resources.


    * Agriculture
    * Wastewater
    * Freshwater
    * Water conservation
    * Irrigation

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