Wastewater is a term used to describe the spent or used water from a home, community, farm, or industry that contains dissolved or suspended matter. However, wastewater is not just sewage. Defined as domestic, industrial, agricultural, and storm water flows that drain into sewage collection systems, wastewater reflects the geographic character of communities and environments. Read more..
Water pollution is a term used to describe the lowering of water quality due to input of sewage, pesticides, agricultural run-off, and industrial wastes that can result in harm to aquatic plants and animals. Read more..
Water scarcity is a term used to describe a country or region where the annual renewable water supplies are below 1000 m3 per person. Read more..