[OS-RP-24] Water resources suffer increasing pressures and competing uses. In this context, a sound water resources management and planning is essential. This implies not only taking care of water quality, but ensuring a sustainable balance between supply and demand. In this context, wastewater reuse plays a key role as part of the combination of water resources in the water planning process. In addition, a robust regulation of quality requirements for wastewater reuse is needed in order to minimize risks and ensure compliance with environmental standards. Both aspects -quantitative and qualitative- must be addressed jointly in order to effectively promote water reuse on a national or even a regional scale. The challenge of rising populations in urban areas and the increasing demand for food demand should be seen as an opportunity to promote planned water reuse, resulting in a higher efficiency in water resources management.
"Aecid and Aidis/IDB - Inter-American Development Bank, Unesco-IHP