AgriSan-Increasing Urban Self-Sufficiency by Intergrating Urban Agriculture and New Sanitation

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More than half of the world’s population currently resides in cities, contributing to a host of environmental problems. High quality inputs, such as food and drinking water, enter the city, and low quality outputs, such as diluted wastewater, exit the city without consideration for reuse and recycling.

A paradigm shift is needed to a circular metabolism, in which waste from one process equals food for another. Coupling Urban Agriculture (UA) and New Sanitation (NS), presents an opportunity for resource exchange for mutual benefit.