GLRPPR Sector Resource: The Road Toward Smarter Nutrient Management in Municipal Water Treatment
The Road Toward Smarter Nutrient Management in Municipal Water Treatment
Over the last century, the challenges faced by wastewater treatment facilities across the country have changed significantly as a result of population growth, urbanization, intensified agricultural practices and climate change. One of the primary challenges these facilities face is managing nutrients -- specifically, finding ways to meet the demand for cleaner effluent while juggling economic and energy constraints. The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread teamed with the Water Environment Foundation (WEF) and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to ask a group of experts with diverse backgrounds to help think through the opportunities and obstacles associated with addressing the nutrient challenge. This report is an initial summary of those conversations.
The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread
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