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Possibilities and Challenges of Wastewater Reuse - Planning Aspects and Realized Examples

Bauer, Sonja ; Wagner, Martin (2022)
Possibilities and Challenges of Wastewater Reuse - Planning Aspects and Realized Examples.
In: Water, 2022, 14 (10)
doi: 10.26083/tuprints-00021485
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Type of entry: Secondary publication
Title: Possibilities and Challenges of Wastewater Reuse - Planning Aspects and Realized Examples
Language: English
Date: 10 June 2022
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Year of primary publication: 2022
Publisher: MDPI
Journal or Publication Title: Water
Volume of the journal: 14
Issue Number: 10
Collation: 12 Seiten
DOI: 10.26083/tuprints-00021485
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Origin: Secondary publication DeepGreen

Population growth and climate change has a huge impact on water availability. To ensure a secure water supply, water-reuse concepts and its implementation are gaining more and more importance. Additionally, water saving potentials to optimize the drinking and water reuse availability have to be considered. However, limited spatial planning opportunities and missing regulation to provide treated wastewater according to the "fit-for-purpose" principle are often hindering its application. Some countries, such as the USA or Singapore, have been leading the way for decades in implementing water-reuse concepts and in treating wastewater for potable and non-potable reuse. The wastewater treatment technologies are currently providing solutions for an adequate provision of reclaimed water. Consequently, the opportunities for water reuse are given, but the challenge is largely in the implementation, which becomes necessary in water-scarce regions. This perspective is thus presenting the current possibilities and challenges of wastewater reuse with respect to existing examples of implementations but also shows the need for action in the future. The relevance of this topic is also underlined in particular by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), especially Goal 6 which is related to "Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all".

Uncontrolled Keywords: wastewater treatment, spatial planning, water-reuse concepts
Status: Publisher's Version
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-214854
Classification DDC: 600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 620 Engineering and machine engineering
Divisions: 13 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences > Institute IWAR > Wastewater Technology
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2022 11:03
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2024 08:48
SWORD Depositor: Deep Green
URI: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/21485
PPN: 499657209
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