The Situation of the International Standardization for Water Reuse

By: Naoki OHKUMA

3 January 2016

Water reuse markets are forecasted to expand rapidly against the background of population growth and urbanization inemerging and developing countries. When using reclaimed water, it is important to evaluate the health of users, as well assafety and reliability at the location of use. Membrane technology is indispensable and is widely used ; it is a technology in which Japan is considered to have superiority. Against this background, Technical Committee ISO/TC282 “Water Reuse” was established in June 2013. Japan is currently the secretariat, and the first General Meeting was held in Tokyo in January 2014. This report reviews the status of water reuse and related international standardization.

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