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Water resources are under pressure due to increasing demand, pollution and salinization. It is therefore essential that aquifers, rivers and lakes are recharged to ensure future needs. In regions where stormwater is not available in sufficient amounts for this recharging, treated water becomes a logical source, as it is available on a continuous basis. Depending on local conditions, advanced treatment (such as disinfection, filtration, effluent polishing, etc.) is required to ensure environmental and hygienic standards are met.
The Dutch have designed compact and efficient industrial techniques, as well as environmental concepts that include constructed wetlands. The latter are especially interesting for treating grey water, which is not so heavily polluted.
Closing loops is our best option for maintaining sufficient water resources!