Reuse of Purifi ed Regenerated Water Worldwide: Analyzes and Projections


  • Daniel Prats-Rico Universidad de Alicante



The article presents the situation of reused wastewater globally. At the outset we describe the parameters used to establish the higher or lower water deficit are, as well as the different regions where water supplies are under stress. The main causes of the worldwide increase of this problematic are reviewed. It includes a brief survey of historical events related to the use of wastewater and a description of the possible applications of this resource. Worldwide, the status of reused waters for different countries and regions is reviewed based on studies conducted in 2008 and 2013. The essay addresses the main reasons for the continued growth of reused wastewater in the future, whose expansion parallels advances in its treatment, and identifies the countries where a further increase of it is expected. It also describes how modern technologies for treating wastewater allow for its direct or indirect use for drinking purposes, indicating the most significant examples of this trend.


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How to Cite

Prats-Rico, D. (2016). Reuse of Purifi ed Regenerated Water Worldwide: Analyzes and Projections. Agua Y Territorio / Water and Landscape, (8), 10–21.