Impediments to municipal water recycling in Australia

S. Khan, Andrea Schaefer, P. Sherman

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Abstract

Local authorities in Australia face two great challenges when managing municipal waters: Meeting future demands for clean water; and Preserving and enhancing the health of waterways. Municipal water recycling provides a means to achieve these objectives by providing an alternative source of water as well as reducing sewage effluent discharges. This paper identifies the key factors impeding the rate of growth of water recycling in Australia. Such knowledge will be crucial to our effective allocation of efforts and resources required for a rapid and sustainable change in the way we manage our water. While Australia currently recycles around 11 per cent of effluents from sewage treatment plants, there is substantial scope for increase.
Original languageEnglish
Pages114-124
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event4th International Water Association Young Researchers Conference - , United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Feb 200329 Feb 2004

Conference

Conference4th International Water Association Young Researchers Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Period27/02/0329/02/04

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