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International research agency perspectives on potable water reuse

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Abstract

As the demand for potable quality water increases, driven by increasing human populations and economic development, the drivers for indirect and direct potable reuse of water also increase in their intensity. In this paper we inspect the national situations in developed countries in the northern and southern hemispheres (the USA and Australia), and in a middle-income country (South Africa). Examples of full scale potable reuse schemes in each country are described, followed by summaries of current research focal areas and priority challenges. Finally the international research trends and commonalities are highlighted, along with the key regional differences in research objectives and application, concluding with an outline of perceived opportunities for mutual benefit by enhanced international cooperation.

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The article was received on 30 Jun 2015, accepted on 01 Aug 2015 and first published on 04 Aug 2015


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C5EW00165J
Citation: Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol., 2015,1, 563-580
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    International research agency perspectives on potable water reuse

    J. Burgess, M. Meeker, J. Minton and M. O'Donohue, Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol., 2015, 1, 563
    DOI: 10.1039/C5EW00165J

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