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Part of a sewage treatment plant (Hyderabad, India), which relies on biological processes as a key part of the sanitation process. Credit: Simon Wilcock
February 25, 2021

The first global-scale assessment of the role ecosystems play in providing sanitation finds that nature provides at least 18% of sanitation services in 48 cities worldwide, according to researchers in the United Kingdom and India. The study, published February 19 in the journal One Earth, estimates that more than 2 million cubic meters of the cities' human waste is processed each year without engineered infrastructure. 

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