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Freshwater Management Series No. 10
Managing Urban Sewage
An Introductory Guide for Decision-makers
About the UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics
The mission of the UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics is to help decision-makers in
government, local authorities, and industry develop and adopt policies and practices that:
- are cleaner and safer;
- make efficient use of natural resources;
- ensure adequate management of chemicals;
- incorporate environmental costs;
- reduce pollution and risks for humans and the environment.
The UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (UNEP DTIE), with the Division Office in
Paris, is composed of one centre and five branches:
The International Environmental Technology Centre (Osaka), which promotes the adoption and use
of environmentally sound technologies with a focus on the environmental management of cities and
freshwater basins, in developing countries and countries in transition.
Production and Consumption (Paris), which fosters the development of cleaner and safer production
and consumption patterns that lead to increased efficiency in the use of natural resources and reductions
Chemicals (Geneva), which promotes sustainable development by catalysing global actions and building
national capacities for the sound management of chemicals and the improvement of chemical safety
world-wide, with a priority on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and Prior Informed Consent (PIC,
jointly with FAO).
Energy and OzonAction (Paris), which supports the phase-out of ozone depleting substances in
developing countries and countries with economies in transition, and promotes good management practices
and use of energy, with a focus on atmospheric impacts. The UNEP/RISØ Collaborating Centre on
Energy and Environment supports the work of the Unit.
Economics and Trade (Geneva), which promotes the use and application of assessment and incentive
tools for environmental policy and helps improve the understanding of linkages between trade and
environment and the role of financial institutions in promoting sustainable development.
Coordination of Regional Activities Branch, which coordinates regional delivery of UNEP DTIE’s
activities and ensures coordination of DTIE’s activities funded by the Global Environment Facility(GEF).
UNEP DTIE activities focus on raising awareness, improving the transfer of information, building capacity,
fostering technology cooperation, partnerships and transfer, improving understanding of environmental
impacts of trade issues, promoting integration of environmental considerations into economic policies,
and catalysing global chemical safety.
For more information contact:
UNEP, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics
39-43, Quai André Citroén
75739 Paris Cedex 15, France
Tel: 33 1 44 37 14 50; Fax: 33 1 44 37 14 74