Category: about water reuse

References

“One Planet Too Many People?” Report of the Institute of Mechanical Engineer (IME) European Environment Agency (EEA), 2017. Electronic report of the European Environment Agency on the Use of Freshwater EEA (2016). The Problems of Water Stress. EEA (2012) Towards efficient use of water resources in Europe. EEA 2009. Water resources across Europe — confronting…
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24th January 2020 0

The state of the sector

The global market for water reuse solutions has grown significantly since the early 90s, when less than 1 million m³/d of reuse plant was installed annually, to 7 million m³/d installed capacity during 2017, and is projected to continue to expand to over 10 million m³/d by 2022.  Industrial use followed by irrigation (for agriculture…
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24th January 2020 0

Drivers for water reuse in Europe

The challenge to global water resources is acknowledged and well-documented. Population growth, escalating urbanisation, salinization and climate change are key factors, exacerbated by individuals’ increasing water footprints fuelled by changing diets, societal aspirations and growing industry requirements (1). The situation in Europe is complex, as there is variability in water resources and demands across countries and…
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24th January 2020 0

History of water reuse

The practice of recycling previously used water for secondary purposes has a long history. Early evidence of agricultural irrigation with wastewater can be found in Crete and Greece dating as far back as the early Bronze Age (3000 BC). Roman systems for harvesting rainwater from rooftops for domestic uses have also been discovered in cities…
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