The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences of the American University of Beirut - MAGO Prima team has announced the release of the scientific paper titled "Irrigating With Treated Wastewater" in the Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences 2024. The paper addresses the global challenge of water scarcity and aligns with the Sustainable Development Goal 6.3, emphasizing the exploration of non-conventional water resources.

The paper delves into the complexities surrounding water scarcity, attributed to factors such as population growth, rising freshwater demand in agriculture, and the impacts of climate change. The AUB FAFS MAGO Prima team aims to contribute to the discourse by examining the reuse of treated wastewater (TWW) for both agricultural and domestic purposes.

The paper provides a comprehensive review of the cultural, socio-economic, environmental, monitoring, and public health considerations associated with the quality, risks, and regulatory implementation of treated wastewater. It underscores the pivotal role of TWW in bridging the water supply gap.

By presenting case studies, the paper sheds light on diverse efforts related to wastewater reuse. These case studies showcase a spectrum of research, technologies, methodologies, strategies, and tools developed by experts across disciplines, all aimed at enhancing the quality of treated wastewater, mitigating environmental and health risks, reducing costs, and promoting widespread usage.

Access the Full Paper

For those interested in an in-depth understanding, the full paper is now available in the Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences for the year 2024. 

This research adds to the collective knowledge on sustainable water solutions and serves as a valuable resource for policymakers, water management professionals, and stakeholders committed to addressing global water challenges. 

Irrigating With Treated Wastewater
Ghida Krisht, Rania Bou Said, Lena Aboujaoude, Tia Hajjar, Farah Kamaleddine, Abdul Rahman Soufi, Isam Bashour
American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Sandra F. Yanni
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada
Rabi Mohtar
Texas A&M University, United States
American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Anne Dare
Purdue University (former), United States