PRI's The World Published by PRI's The World Recycling sewage into drinking water is no big deal. They've been doing it in Namibia for 50 years. Listen Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/693187/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Water-starved cities around the world are starting to turn to a once-unpalatable solution: recycling their sewage. And they have a surprising pioneer to thank for developing the technology — the southern African desert country of Namibia.