Resource Recovery & Reuse – 4

Global experiences in water reuse


Lautze, J.; Stander, E.; Drechsel, P.; da Silva, A. K.; Keraita, B. 2014. Global experiences in water reuse. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI). CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE). 31p. (Resource Recovery and Reuse Series 4). [doi: 10.5337/2014.209]



This report is a slightly updated version of the ‘Global Experiences in Water Reuse’ chapter of the Guidelines for Water Reuse, published in 2012 by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA 2012) in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development. The primary objectives of this globally oriented chapter were to (1) review a range of drivers, barriers, benefits and incentives for water reuse and wastewater use outside of the United States; (2) outline the state of, and geographic variation in, water reuse and wastewater use; and (3) review paths for expanding the scale of safe and sustainable water reuse and wastewater use in different contexts, as also discussed in the frame of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).