KWR Ruud Bartholomeus by KWR Ruud Bartholomeus
31 May 2018

“Water is too precious to waste”

The European Commission proposed new rules to stimulate and facilitate water reuse in the EU for agricultural irrigation. Have a look at the documents and the infographic 'Water is too precious to waste ' (http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/pdf/water_reuse_factsheet_en.pdf)....

Water Reuse - Environment - European Commission

Additional tools Proposal for a regulation on minimum requirements for water reuse The European Commission proposed on May 2018 new rules to stimulate and facilitate water reuse in the EU for agricultural irrigation. Key documents: Water is too precious to waste Check out our new infographic with facts and figures on water reuse. Why reuse treated wastewater? Water over-abstraction is a major cause of water stress. Main pressures from water consumption are concentrated on irrigation and domestic demand, including tourism. The 2007 Communication on Water scarcity and Droughts made clear that water scarcity and drought events are likely to be more severe and more frequent in the future due to climate change and increasing population. Over the past thirty years, droughts have dramatically increased in number and intensity in the EU and at least 11% of the European population and 17% of its territory have been affected by water scarcity to date. The potential role of treated wastewater reuse as an alternative source of water supply is now well acknowledged and embedded within international, European and national strategies.UN Sustainable Development Goal on Water (SDG 6) specifically targets a substantial increase in recycling and safe reuse globally by 2030. Water reuse is a top priority area in...

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