Afghanistan’s only functioning municipal wastewater treatment plant has improved sanitation and become a source of revenue
10 June 2013 | Uruzgan, Afghanistan
CHALLENGE Sewage management is one of Afghanistan’s biggest environmental and health challenges. Currently, sewage from homes, businesses and industrial sites is discharged directly into the streets and local waterways. Most municipalities have limited or no treatment capacity and so the sewage inevitably enters the groundwater, contaminating wells and spreading disease.