Wastewater Discharge Standards in the Evolving Context of Urban Sustainability–The Case of India

  title={Wastewater Discharge Standards in the Evolving Context of Urban Sustainability–The Case of India},
  author={Tatjana Schellenberg and Vrishali Subramanian and G. N. Ganeshan and David Tompkins and R. Pradeep},
  booktitle={Frontiers in Environmental Science},
Across the world, recent decades have witnessed large scale and rapid urbanization. Centralized wastewater treatment is typically considered the most desirable solution to meet domestic wastewater treatment needs in growing urban centers. These rely on extensive—and often expensive—infrastructure and treatment solutions that require expert engineering management to ensure effective operation. It is argued that the urban sustainability challenge of inadequate sanitation, deteriorating water… 

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