The recent droughts have led to discussions about water reuse and the economical use of freshwater. The project ‘WWTP as water factory for a robust water supply’ looked at the hydrological effects of water reuse, the system optimisation and the cost-benefit analysis of the various system solutions.

The drought periods of recent years have given a major boost to the discussion around water scarcity and the economical use of fresh water in the Netherlands. There is a need for adaptive solutions for the development of (more) circular water systems; solutions that provide insight into the existing water system and are flexible enough to respond to changes in time and space.

This article discusses a method for identifying the most affordable system solution in the context of water circularity.

In East Brabant, a case study was carried out on behalf of Stichting Toegepast Onderzoek Waterbeheer (STOWA), in collaboration with the province of Noord-Brabant, waterboard Aa en Maas and drinking water company Brabant Water, and in coordination with knowledge institute KWR. The underlying study is publicly available on stowa’s website.

RWZI als waterfabriek voor een robuuste watervoorziening | STOWA

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Systeemoptimalisatie en kosten-batenanalyse van waterhergebruik: een verkennende studie in Oost-Brabant (