Changing frontiers of wastewater treatment — ignore nature, or embrace nature-based solutions?

Anthony Turton – 26 June 2024

The human species is currently at an inflexion point. Can we mobilise the quantum of ingenuity needed to expand and advance our current capacity to treat wastewater at a rate faster than human ingenuity is developing new ‘forever chemicals’ and complex molecules used in medicines?

The sewage crisis taking place in Britain is an important inflexion point for many reasons. For those not following these events, many of the rivers in England are severely damaged by sewage return flows…