Waste not, want not? Evaluating the urban sustainability implications of centralized versus decentralized wastewater treatment in Tijuana, Mexico

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This article compares two sustainable wastewater treatment technologies used in Tijuana to better understand their contributions to the city’s attempts to increase economic, social, and environmental sustainability. A sustainable indicator analysis reveals that both facilities utilize water reuse technologies and support reforestation programs. While the smaller-scale, alternative plant makes important contributions to reforestation, slope stabilization, and community education programs, it lacks the capacity and treatment standards of the large-scale, centralized plant to meet the current and future needs of Tijuana. However, it argues that if the final water quality produced by smaller-scale, alternative technologies can be improved, these types of facilities have the potential to augment larger-scale treatment plants and provide important, localized sustainability benefits in a transborder context.

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Article de périodique

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Urban geography, issn : 0272-3638, 2014, vol. 35, n°. 6, p. 805-821, nombre de pages : 17, Références bibliographiques : 4 p.

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Pays édition : Etats-Unis, Silver Spring, MD, Winston

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