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Wastewater from households, industries and agriculture, if treated, could be a valuable resource rather than a costly problem, United Nations experts in a report on Wednesday.

The United Nations Commission on Population and Development estimates that the global population, which now stands at about 7.3 billion people, may grow to 9.7 billion by the year 2050, with as many as 3.1 billion additional residents of urban areas. But a smart sprinkler system can monitor the weather to water your yard just the right amount, that way you only use the water you really need. It is a part of UN's sustainable development program which has a goal of making access to safe water by 2030 throughout the world.

It said most human activities produce wastewater and over 80 percent of the world's wastewater is released to the environment without treatment. This year's theme, "Why waste water?" is about reducing and reusing wastewater. In low-income countries, only 8 percent undergoes treatment of any kind. National Puppy Day Images.

On current trends, the United Nations programme forecasts that water demand - for industry, energy and an extra billion people - will increase 50 percent by 2030.

Approximately, 1.8 billion people use drinking water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio.

Treated wastewater can also serve to augment drinking water supplies, although this is still a marginal practice. However, even in countries with improved sanitation coverage, only 26% of urban and 34% of rural sanitation and wastewater services prevent human contact with excreta along the entire sanitation chain. The porgrammes include: rally, leaf let distribution, pasting posters, motivational and awareness campaign to the people, symposium and discussion highlighting the significance of the day. It is lost down the drain.

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Such technologies need not be out of reach for developing countries as low-priced treatment solutions already allow for the extraction of energy and nutrients. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, one of the first public agencies to remove lead pipes from its water infrastructure decades ago, remains on the cutting edge, implementing numerous water reuse and reclamation projects as well as innovative wastewater and storm water management projects.

Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home. The Ganges has been polluted with sewage and runoff.

This clean-up could be done twice a month to ensure that the water does not get populated.

"If you look at Dhaka, there are rivers around it but you can't use their water".

Mr Charles Nimako, Director of Africa Initiatives, Safe Water Network, said it was critical to develop financing solutions to secure funding for the start-up programme and technical support required for sustainable water systems.

The products available are built in such a way that they do not require any electrical power or liquid barrier for the closure of drainage that makes it versatile, thus saving two very important aspects of today's life - Water & Electricity.

"Water is the best of all things".

Mr Joseph Ampadu-Boakye, Market Development and Partnerships, Safe Water Network, said there was the need for the country to develop Water Enterprises Trust to address the need for long term sustainability and scale of small water enterprises.