Co-Organizers: Shahid Beheshti University, The National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company (NWWEC), and TADBIR Economic Development Group
Water scarcity and cost factors drive millions of farmers and other entrepreneurs to make use of wastewater. Globally, over 20 million hectares of agricultural land are irrigated this way. However, much of this practice remains unregulated and its safety uncertain.
On 5–7 December 2016 UNU-FLORES joined forces with the Islamic Republic of Iran to co-organise a scientific and capacity development workshop on the Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture (SUWA). Taking place at the Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran, the workshop aimed to enhance the UN Member State’s national capacities to practise and promote the safe and productive use of wastewater.