Systems of Waste Water Management in Europe

by Willi Gujer,
Hans R. Wasmer,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Appropriate Technology in Water Supply and Waste Disposal


The history of European waste water management is briefly reviewed. Legal aspects of waste water management are presented by examples from Germany and Switzerland. International agreements on the river Rhine and lake Constance are discussed. Case studies of alternative systems are presented for the waste water treatment plant in Zurich, deep well disposal of brine solutions in France, and treatment of an entire river in Germany. Trends in pollution control policy, technology, and management are outlined.

Subject Headings: Wastewater management | Water treatment plants | Waste management | Case studies | Wastewater treatment plants | History | Legal affairs | High-rise buildings | Europe | Germany | Switzerland | France

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