The open-source data portal WIMS is under way as a part of the CReW+ project. It will include water-related data, including spatial information and apps, to inform water sector stakeholders and national decision-makers in the Caribbean.
The problem of human sewage is enormous on a global scale and has devastating effects on the environment and human beings. In this episode of Mongabay Explains, we try to understand the problem and show some of the solutions being implemented around the world.
A guide to help nonprofit organizations and community groups interested in transitioning away from cesspools to improved wastewater treatment. The guide provides a high-level “lay of the land” for cesspool transition and remediation.
Along the Puakō coastline in Hawaii, hundreds of inadequate wastewater treatment systems are releasing sewage into the marine environment. The Coral Reef Alliance partnered with the local community to begin transitioning to improved wastewater treatment.
Free database of global digital data layers to support hydro-ecological research. The data product HydroWASTE has spatial information on 58K+ wastewater treatment plants and their characteristics, including effluent flow estimates from outfall locations.
Authors map six human (non climatic) pressures on coral reefs using the latest quantitative data on fishing, water pollution (nitrogen and sediments), coastal population, industrial development, and tourism.
Authors use a new high-resolution geospatial model to measure and map nitrogen (N) and pathogen—fecal indicator organisms (FIO)—inputs from human sewage for ~135,000 watersheds globally.
The Wastewater Pollution Online Course is designed to help marine managers understand how wastewater pollution threatens ocean and human health and what strategies and solutions are available to mitigate wastewater pollution in the ocean.
A collaborative effort among the OSA partners, "A Practitioner's Guide for Ocean Wastewater Pollution" introduces the ocean wastewater problem to individuals new to this issue, especially marine conservationists and natural resource managers. It explains how wastewater pollution has serious repercussions on ecological health and human well-being, as well as its interactions with climate change. Not only does the guide build the case for action, it also explains the need for cross-sector collaboration, discusses the policy component, explores emerging technologies and solutions, identifies future needs in the solution space, and provides a crash course on sanitation.
Dr. Aaron Jenkins, Dr. Sangeeta Mangubhai, and Suli Batikawai
Interactive tools and info to learn about cesspool problems and solutions in Hawaii
Reducing Environmental Pollution Using Decentralized Sanitation Solutions for On-Site Latrines in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Authors show many large areas (10,000's of km2) across the globe with high levels of sewage contamination and that contamination hotspots overlap extensively in occurrence with coral reefs, salt marshes, and fish-rich river systems.
Data repository shown in map layers searchable by date, category, format, data type, and geographical range.