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Utilisation des eaux usées en agriculture : enjeux pour les régions arides Volume 17, issue 6, November-December 2018

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This news is based on the following article: Faour-Klingbeil D, Todd E. The impact of climate change on raw and untreated wastewater use for agriculture, especially in arid regions: a review. Foodborne Pathog Dis 2018 ; 15 : 61-72. doi : 10.1089/fpd.2017.2389

 

In countries already affected by water shortage, climate change is yet another threat to food safety. Although the use of wastewater to irrigate crops seems unavoidable, the authors of this article warn against the uncontrolled use of raw or partially treated water as the only solution to a problem that requires a holistic adaptation strategy.