water reuse

Report

2012 Guidelines for Water Reuse

As a collaborative effort between EPA and USAID, this document’s primary purpose is to facilitate further development of water reuse by serving as an authoritative reference on water reuse practices. The document updates and builds on the 2004 Guidelines for Water Reuse by incorporating information on water reuse that has been developed since the 2004 document was issued. The 2012 guidelines also provide more than 100 new case studies from around the world that highlight how reuse applications can and do work in the real world.

Blog

Water Reuse Gets a New Take in South Africa

Water reuse can be an effective way to supplement the water needs of growing cities. Even in the midst of record breaking droughts, this alternative can have meaningful impact once it overcomes public misperceptions and investment barriers. USAID and its partners are helping South Africa encourage greater understanding of this promising approach for strengthening urban water security in the face of growing water scarcity.

Event

World Water Day 2017 - Why Wastewater?

The theme of the 2017 World Water Day celebration — “Why Wastewater?” — invites us to pause and reflect not only on the importance of water in our daily lives, but also to recognize the central and often overlooked role that proper wastewater treatment can play in fortifying water security at the local, national, and regional levels.

Water Currents

Water Currents: Wastewater and Water Reuse

Water Currents is produced biweekly by USAID’s E3 Water Office. Each issue contains recent news and articles on water sector issues, partner and donor updates, latest sector research, and a special focus on one topic. Please provide your feedback and suggestions by contacting the waterteam@usaid.gov.

Activity

Water Reuse & Environmental Conservation Project

USAID and the Government of Jordan (GoJ) worked together to protect and conserve scarce resources through WRECP. The project supported the preservation of the environment, training on pollution prevention and environmental management, rehabilitation for landfills and polluted “hot spots,” and the reuse of water and biosolids to support community livelihoods. Main goals included: