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Resource Augmentation by Tapping Renewable Resources and by Utilizing Waste in Viet Nam

dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programme
dc.coverage.spatialViet Nam
dc.descriptionRapidly growing countries are facing challenges on two fronts. Firstly, they need to ensure continuous availability of resources to support rapid industrialization and improved living standards. Secondly, they have to control pollution from industrial and municipal sources. To address both of these challenges with one strategy, UNEP implemented the project in the sugar industry in Viet Nam to harvest rainwater, to reuse wastewater and to convert organic waste into compost. Rainwater harvesting and wastewater reuse reduced the demand for freshwater and it also helped to reduce the quantity of wastewater to be discharged. This, in addition to environmental benefits, also helped the sugar industry to save on the fees for obtaining freshwater and on the charges for discharging wastewater. Compost from organic waste in sugar industry helped their farmers, who supply sugarcane, to reduce their costs for buying fertilizer. The project was implemented in partnership with the Viet Nam Cleaner Production Centre. The local partners and technical staff from the sugar industry were trained to undertake designing and implementation of environmentally sound technologies for rainwater harvesting, wastewater reuse and composting.
dc.publisherUnited Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
dc.subjectresource utilisation
dc.subjectrenewable resource
dc.subjectwaste disposal
dc.subjectwaste water
dc.subjectwaste collection
dc.subjectwaste management
dc.subjectwaste recycling
dc.subject.classificationEcosystem Management
dc.subject.classificationResource Efficiency
dc.titleResource Augmentation by Tapping Renewable Resources and by Utilizing Waste in Viet Nam
dc.typeReports and Books
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

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