GE Reasserts Policy Proposals for Water Reuse

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Engineering giant, GE, has again urged policymakers to consider four major policy options for water recycling and reuse first unveiled at Water Arabia 2015 in February this year

GE has highlighted its February Addressing Water Scarcity through Recycling and Reuse white paper in which it calls on governments that are looking to expand water recycling and reuse to focus on: education and outreach, removing barriers, incentives, and mandates and regulations. 

GE's white paper will be showcased on June 3 in San Francisco at The Economic Power of Water event hosted by GE and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. 
 

GE'S outlines of water recycling and reuse policy options 

Education and outreach 

Education and outreach are critical to advancing water recycling. Most communities with a water-recycling program have active public education programs to raise awareness and to help overcome any public concerns about the safety and quality of recycled water. 

Removing barriers 

Barriers to water recycling are technological, financial and regulatory, and one of the biggest barriers is a water code that does not recognize the use of recycled water. The first steps toward breaking down barriers are to set specific quality standards for recycled water and to provide guidance on the use of the reclaimed water. 

Source: Desalination.Biz

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Ranjeeta Jain
Perhaps the efforts should be made not only for reuse, but also encourage the usage of recycled water for irrigation, which is the major guzzler of all activities. Provide this water as incentive to the farmers who has adopted into drip irrigation techniques, another way reduce the water consumption for farming activity. Also simultaneous approach should to promote the wheat, rice and corns as major food rather then beef, chicken etc. This would also put less stress on farming.
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