Projects that work to develop better methods for managing waste and waste water are crucial to integrate into our communities to ensure a sustainable future. There is an overwhelming need to manage the increase in our waste usage as we continue to grow in population and in product consumption. Below are a list of core indicators that should be maximized to increase the impact of the proposed project.
Note: Projects which involve sludge that is dumped in landfill or stored in the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) premises or sludge that is recycled without approved safeguards will be excluded. In portfolio reporting, this may be combined with utilization, recycling and/ or disposal of other types of (solid) waste for one aggregated figure.
Improvements in sustainable water management may also come via small interventions (e.g. distributed sustainable water assets include composting toilets, low-flow water fixtures, efficient washing machines, micro-irrigation systems and rainwater tanks). 13 Water and wastewater projects may be deemed to have multiple benefits which can be broken out or reported according to the most meaningful impact.