Rising Reuse of Wastewater in Forecast but World Lacks Data On ‘Massive Potential Resource’

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  • 2013•09•05     ScienceDaily

    Excerpt from the ScienceDaily article:

    Of 181 countries studied, only 55 have information on three key aspects of wastewater: generation, treatment, and reuse. Another 69 countries have data on one or two aspects, 57 countries show no information on any aspect.

    As well, in countries where data does exist it is mostly outdated: almost two-thirds (63%) of the numbers are five or more years old, according to the study led by Japan’s Tottori University and the United Nations University’s Canadian-based Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH).