Canada is often portrayed as a country that has an abundance of water. But much like other countries, despite our available resources, water scarcity is a real problem for some communities, and will become an even bigger problem as climate change impacts worsen.
Advancements in water reuse technologies are creating real opportunities for addressing community water shortages, but barriers exist in Canada for doing so. Policy and governance issues surrounding approvals for pilot and commercial scale adoption of water reuse technologies are impeding progress beyond its current use in agricultural and industrial applications.
Our Michelle Albert and Lalith Liyanage discussed how Canada can further embrace the use of water reuse technologies in an article for the September/October edition of Water Canada.