Challenges of Waste water treatment in Urban India
For long, poor sanitation has been equated with negative health outcomes. When antibiotics had not been invented (19th century), poor sanitation and poor quality of drinking water, caused maximum morbidity and mortality.
Poor sanitation and poor water quality remains a major challenge in the 21st century. We now have large mega cities with a never ending demand for clean water that is often sourced hundreds of kilometers away, and an equally large discharge of used water often untreated, that is turning our rivers into open sewers.