Title: Water Reuse in Europe - Relevant guidelines, needs for and barriers to innovation
Authors: ALCALDE SANZ LAURAGAWLIK Bernd
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC92582
ISBN: 978-92-79-44399-2
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 26947
OP LB-NA-26947-EN-N
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC92582
DOI: 10.2788/29234
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: An EU regulatory instrument for water reuse is planned to be developed by 2015, in order to find innovative solutions to the challenges of ensuring water supply for urban, industrial and agriculture use. Despite the water reuse applications already developed in many countries, a number of barriers still prevent the widespread implementation of water reuse around Europe and on a global scale. These barriers will have to be overcome. This JRC Science and Policy Report analyses the technical, environmental and socioeconomic challenges to the option of water reuse as a means of ensuring sufficient supply to meet the growing needs of society. It presents and compares the most relevant national and international guidelines on water reuse, evaluates existing water reuse standards in EU Member States, presents a risk-based management approach for wastewater reuse, and identifies the areas that require technological and regulatory innovation as well as the barriers to be overcome.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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