White paper on small-scale water supply and sanitation in rural areas

The white paper on small-scale  water supply and sanitation in rural areas discusses the circular economy technologies of small-scale water supply and sanitation in Europe. It identifies and highlights their practices and technologies in use or under development.

The white paper was created as a base for discussion on the future of a circular economy of water. The paper includes a short overview of past developments and current situation, with a focus on technologies which are likely to be widely applied in the future. The paper covers only Europe and considers the general situation on the continent. It includes examples from the European countries and examples of possible emerging technologies. White papers main conclusions indicate that there are a wide range of different technologies already in use in Europe, both in freshwater production and wastewater treatment, however more development is needed especially in implementing sludge and water reuse as a resource.

You can consult the white paper HERE.