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Waste not; want not – the solution to the Earth’s water crisis is under our noses

Apr 07 2022


In the context of global warming, the development of unconventional water resources is becoming increasingly important, especially in African countries constantly affected by water challenges like access to available, clean drinking water.

Globally, around two billion people live in countries with “high water scarcity”. This is mainly in northern Africa and western, central and southern Asia. To make matters worse, the United Nations estimates that about 3 billion people are expected to face water stress by 2025. But one merely has to read the news to understand that this is not just an African problem – it will affect the entire world, probably sooner than later.

To deal with this eventuality, water specialists have started recommending the use of treated wastewater, or “reused water” for human consumption. Reused water comes from highly treated wastewater. In most developed countries, municipal wastewater from businesses and homes is collected, treated in sewage plants and then pumped back into natural water bodies. This water is then collected, treated again and used for drinking, agriculture, irrigation or industry.
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Source: Smart Water Magazine | Blogs