Italy aims to raise its game on water reuse

A new framework could pave the way for greater volumes of wastewater reuse in Italy. Broadening its appeal will depend on less stringent pathogen limits.

Wastewater reuse is to become a focus of attention in Italy as the country struggles to counteract the growing impact of climate change on water availability, especially for agricultural use in the increasingly dry and hot summers it has been experiencing.

In late October, the Italian environment ministry announced that a framework agreement had been struck by 37 organisations that use large...

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