The combined effects of growing populations and expanding cities will see demand for water rising exponentially, while supply becomes more erratic and uncertain due to climate change. Water scarcity already affects more than 40 percent of the global population, and with climate change, this is projected to rise.
Wastewater is a valuable resource in the circular economy, and its safe management is an efficient investment in the health of humans and ecosystems. Treatment and re-use of wastewater to recover water and energy are indispensable critical development and climate strategies to be adopted globally.
Recycling waste water saves water by providing NEW water for secondary uses e.g. Irrigation for afforestation, Agricultural irrigation, toilet flushing, among others thus reducing extraction of fresh water from the diminishing fresh water supplies due to climate change. Climate change has posed food insecurity thus by using safe recycled water for Agriculture food security is augmented.
Reusing treated water also cuts down g energy consumption associated with extracting, treating and distribution of fresh water. Conserving energy and use of Green energy sources remains an important environmental benefit.
Recycling Sewage also stops environmental pollution from Raw sewer, thus preventing Sanitation related diseases especially to vulnerable children, the aged and the disabled. Recycling waste water ensures protection of human health and ecosystems namely aqua life as well as Flora and Fauna.