Wastewater and jobs: the decent work approach to reducing untreated wastewater

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Author: Renner, Michael

Abstract:

Based on a literature review, this paper offers a summary of key opportunities and challenges concerning the intersection of wastewater and the world of work. Globally, more than half of freshwater withdrawals are released again as wastewater. Against the backdrop of rising global demand for water and the growing challenge of water scarcity, recognition of the potential beneficial use of adequately-treated wastewater flows is growing. This paper discusses the potential of investments of wastewater and how they impact productivity, livelihoods, job creation, skills needs, occupational...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Sustainability; Skills and knowledge; Workforce development; Industry

Keywords: Environment; Employment opportunity; Employment creation; Skill needs

Published: Geneva, Switzerland: ILO, 2017

Physical description: viii, 24 p.

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http://www.ilo.org/sector/Resources/publications/WCMS_548129/lang--en/index.htm

ISBN: 9789221308379 (web pdf)

Resource type: Working paper

Call number: TD/TNC 129.305

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