International Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
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International Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Vol.6, No.3, Sep. 2020, Pub. Date: Sep. 24, 2020
Wastewater Treatment Plants in Libya: Challenges and Future Prospects
Pages: 76-80 Views: 33 Downloads: 27
Authors
[01] Salahaldein Alsadey, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Bani Waleed University, Bani Walid City, Libya.
[02] Omran Mansour, Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Sciences, Bani Waleed University, Bani Walid City, Libya.
Abstract
A growing concern stretching across the entire globe is wastewater treatment. It is a chronic situation that is certainly becoming a greater concern due to rapid growth in population and urbanization in developing nations. As such, authorities are increasing efforts to enhance wastewater treatment plans in order to enhance water resources and generate sufficient water. Nevertheless, the number of developing countries that face pollution in the form of wastewater is still high. Libya is one of such nations, especially in its urban regions. The aim of this study is to highlight the current scenario and challenges of managing wastewater in Libya. The later sections are exclusively dedicated to proposed recommendations at the government level that may address Libya’ wastewater issues. Findings show a gradually increasing wastewater trend in developing nations following a rise in their population annually. A summary of reviewed historical investigations show that poor government plans, mismanaged wastewater, and human and industrial wastes are among the important challenges that hampers sustainable management in most nations especially Libya. It is vital to consider potential approaches such as improving wastewater management and supply demand. Furthermore, the participation of local residents via increased awareness may be one of the supportive methods to solve the challenges. In order to conserve the cleanliness of our environment, it is important to have efficient use of wastewater along with sustainable environmental and economic management.
Keywords
Wastewater, Treatment, Sustainable Management, Plant, Libya
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