Wastewater needs not to be a Threat in the West Indian Ocean Region

United Nations Environment Programme ; United Nations Environment Programme Institutional authors (2015-06-20)

80% of wastewater is discharged without treatment into rivers, lakes or the oceans Pollution is increasing rapidly with urbanization and industrialization The vast majority of rivers in and around cities in developing countries are little more than open sewers These concerns were clearly expressed at Rio+20 (para 124 – The Future We Want)