Los Desafíos en el Tratamiento Comunitario de Aguas Residuales

Translated title of the contribution: The Challenges in Community Wastewater Treatment

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The sources of water for populations and industries usually come from the rural areas surrounding cities and most of their water bodies are contaminated. This fact requires the displacement of the catchment systems to increasingly distant areas, reducing the availability of the resource both to the inhabitants of the field for their productive activities, as well as to the wild fauna and flora of the place (Sánchez, 2016). The rural areas near the cities are those that have the greatest amount of water, but at the same time they are the ones that suffer the most thirst when supplying their needs, increasing the imbalance between supply and demand for water. In addition, the water available for human consumption in community purification systems tends to be of lower quality, which accentuates the health problems of their populations.
Translated title of the contributionThe Challenges in Community Wastewater Treatment
Original languageSpanish (Ecuador)
Title of host publicationAgua para la gente: Experiencias de gestión comunitaria del agua en el Ecuador
PublisherEditorial Universitaria Abya-Yala
Number of pages52
ISBN (Print)978-9978-10-557-3
StatePublished - 12 Apr 2021


  • Cayambe
  • Development
  • Ecology and environment
  • Public policies
  • Water resources

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 125A Environment


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