Did you know that there is a project that aims to turn urban sewage into a nutrient-filled fertilizer that could be used by our farmers?
Winning the 2019 Newton Prize that rewards excellent research and innovation is Project NexCities, short for Water-Energy-Nutrient Nexus in Cities of the Future.
Lead Principal Investigators are Dr Devendra Saroj, University of Surrey (UK) and Professor Michael Angelo Promentilla, De La Salle University (Philippines). Other partners are University of Nottingham, De La Salle Araneta University and the Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, Inc
The project offers a solution to the huge problem of untreated sewage that flows directly to different water bodies in Metro Manila and poses health risk to people and the environment.
Photo from: newton-gcrf.org
Converting wastewater into nutrient-rich fertilizer for a better city of the future