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Italian association calls for circular approach to water management

Italian association calls for circular approach to water management

Rome, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) The Legambiente environmental association on Tuesday called for the urgency of defining a circular approach to a more sustainable, equitable and rational management of water resources by involving the urban, civil, industrial and agricultural sectors.
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In the framework of the third virtual water forum, the environmental association explained that this path requires structural interventions to make the integral water cycle efficient, to separate sewerage systems and invest in the development of innovative purification systems.

Legambiente also mentioned the need for incentive measures and tax exemptions on water, as is the case with energy efficiency, as well as the obligation to recover rainwater, install saving systems and the recovery of permeability in the urban environment by means of sealing measures.

The forum dealt with appropriate management, purification and reuse, innovation of industrial cycles: a strategy for the ecological transition, which, as the association pointed out at a press release, is taking place less than a month before the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26).

During the event, where several experts spoke, local media informed that Italy lags in the sustainable management of water and 26 percent of its population is exposed to a strong water stress due to the climate crisis and drought.

This country, the text indicates, is top in Europe for the consumption of drinking water with more than nine billion cubic meters per year; it has an obsolete distribution network with large water losses and treated wastewater reuse has not yet implemented.

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