Urban and Agricultural Competition for Water, and Water Reuse

by Herman Bouwer, U.S. Water Conservation Lab, Phoenix, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Management of Irrigation and Drainage Systems: Integrated Perspectives


Competition for water can be resolved by construction of more facilities for storing water (dams, groundwater recharge) in wet years for use in dry years, by weather modification, watershed management, urban and agricultural water conservation, reuse of sewage effluent and other wastewater, desalination of sea or brackish water, water banking, and transfer of water rights or other changes in water use. Reuse of wastewater requires treatment so that the water meets the quality requirements for the intended reuse.

Subject Headings: Salt water | Water rights | Water storage | Water treatment plants | Water conservation | Water quality | Groundwater management | Municipal water

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