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Stockholm Water Front no 2-3 2017

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cover story

KEEPING SCARCITY AT BAY – GLOBAL TALES OF

WATER REUSE

Text | Tom Freyberg

With greater uncertainty about water availability, nations and cities will

have to rethink the way they use and allocate freshwater. We take a look

at how Namibia, Israel and Singapore have met this challenge.

Around the world more and more nations

are rethinking the way they look at the

water they drink and waste they produce.

What was once seen as a nuisance and

something to dispose of is now being seen

as a resource and possibly one answer to

eliminate the escalating problem of water

scarcity. With the help of technology,

mankind has found a way to reengineer

new water sources from the old.

Yet there remains a chasm of success

between nations which lack simple sanitation

infrastructure and those which

are collecting and reusing almost 100 per

cent of the water they use. Why does such

a gap exist when the same technology to

necessitate reuse is available to all?

WATERFRONT # 2–3 | JULY 2017

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