Water Reuse & Recycling in HorticultureSustainable Irrigation Program Research Proposal
Land & Water Australia. 2008. Water Reuse & Recycling in Horticulture. [Online] (Updated June 13th, 2012)
Available at: http://lwa.gov.au/node/1097 [Accessed Tuesday 12th of March 2013 01:22:25 PM ].
Australia currently sends to “waste” close to 86% of effluent water. In the past 4 years national re-use of effluent has doubled to 14% of all effluent produced, however this remains a small proportion of the amount of water still running to “waste”.
The potential exists to use this water for horticultural production freeing up costly potable water. There are concerns about the use of recycled water from both a horticultural producer and consumer perspective. Participants throughout the supply chain need to be aware of and minimise the potential risks and maximise the benefits of using this resource.
National Program for Sustainable Irrigation
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