The overall goal of the intervention is to implement globally and at large scale recovery and safe reuse models of resources generated from liquid and solid waste streams in order to promote food security, cost recovery in the sanitation sector, and livelihood opportunities, while safeguarding public health and the environment in poor urban and peri-urban areas in developing countries.

This translates into the following two key objectives:

  • To increase the scale and viability of productive reuse of water, nutrients, organic matter and energy from domestic and agro-industrial waste streams through the analysis, promotion and implementation of economically viable business models;
  • To safeguard public health in the context of rapidly expanding use of wastewater, excreta and greywater in agriculture and aquaculture and protect vulnerable groups from specific health risks associated with this pattern of agricultural development.


Key Project Outputs…

  1. A catalogue of at least 50 successful reuse cases from around the world.
  2. Up to 12 promising reuse business models together with a decision support system on where and how to implement them.
  3. City specific feasibility studies for implementation of various business models at scale.
  4. Assessments of health and environmental risks and mitigation measures for waste reuse models and feasibility studies.
  5. A Sanitation Safety Plan (SSP) manual developed and tested for its applicability in real-world settings.
  6. Educational and training materials on RR&R business models.
  7. Training of trainers for supporting emerging small and medium enterprises.