END-OF-WASTEWATER is a transdisciplinary research project running from 2020-2023.
The project title may mean different things to different people. For some, it may reflect a shift of perspective towards seeing wastewater as a resource rather than as waste. For others, it may be about shifting attention from water as the means of transport to what is transported – human excreta. Yet others may see it as an invitation to contemplate sanitation alternatives that literally put an end to wastewater as we know it. There are no limits to creativity when it comes to possible interpretations. For us who work in the project, the project title alludes to the goal of maximizing the recirculation of nutrients and organic matter from human excreta to productive land while minimizing the concurrent recirculation of substances of concern.
See more about the project on this separate web site: End-of-wastewater
For some, it may reflect a shift of perspective towards seeing wastewater as a resource rather than as waste.