Urban water reuse: A triple bottom line assessment framework and review

Elsevier, Sustainable Cities and Society,Volume 27, 2016,Pages 448-456,ISSN 2210-6707
Authors: 
Jonathan Wilcox, Fuzhan Nasiri, Sarah Bell, Saifur Rahaman

Abstract

Water reuse networks have been emerging globally for the last 50 years. This article reviews the economic, social and environmental issues related to implementing water reuse networks in cities. This is reflecting the fact that globally many cities are categorised as water scarce areas, where there is growing imbalance between water demand and availability. In this sense, there is a need for sustainable water supply solutions in the imminent future to provide and maintain service reliability, particularly in the face of climate change. To demonstrate the sustainability implications of water reuse practices, we review a case study in London, UK.