New book: Urban Water Reuse Handbook

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Running to more than 1100 pages and containing more than 400 illustrations, Urban Water Reuse Handbook, published by CRC Press, provides a reference on urban water reuse for water resource engineers, urban hydrologies, planning professionals, water / wastewater engineers, students, policy makers and researchers.

According to the publishers, the book examines current literature, research and case studies and discusses the pros and cons of water reuse, covering use in agricultural, industrial and domestic sectors.

In chapters prepared by a team of international experts, the book covers water reuse guidelines, historical and current developments, and looks at relevant methodologies and practices.

According to the publishers, the book discusses the advantages of water reuse, such as reduced water consumption, cost-savings, a secure groundwater replenishment source, and a long-term water supply. It also outlines the disadvantages, such as a build-up of chemical pollutants in the soil, the probable contamination of groundwater attributed to reclaimed water, and possible human health risks related to the presence of viruses and bacteria. The book also proposes ethical and cultural considerations, discusses the economic and environmental performance of water systems relevant to water reuse, and outlines associated methods and strategies that can address problems of water scarcity.

Other aspects of water reuse covered include: application of wastewater for hydroelectric power generation; combining harvesting systems and water reuse structures; warning systems for wastewater access control; public participation and implementation issues; and groundwater recharge by unconventional water.


Urban Water Reuse Handbook

Editor: Saeid Eslamian

ISBN 9781482229141

CRC Press,

Also available from co-publisher IWA Publishing,


  • municipal wastewater, water reuse