What will be improved
AquaCycle is set to contribute to improved water governance and economic, social and environmental sustainability through the active involvement of the local communities.
Indeed, the active engagement of local actors and stakeholders in the spatial planning framework to optimize the socio-economic and environmental benefits for the siting of new plants will effectively drive a new stakeholder responsibility to address:
- public health and sanitation issues, including perceptions, in relation to municipal wastewater reuse
- water scarcity as the pressure on freshwater use will be reduced
- food security as a new, non-conventional water resource becomes available all-year-round
- climate change mitigation through using treated effluent to ‘green’ areas, and thus achieving improved drought management