A recent study found that circular water measures – ranging from water demand reduction to the re-use of wastewater – could significantly reduce water shortages in water-stressed regions.

Applying the principles of the circular economy offers a range of new business opportunities in the water supply chain, particularly in the field of efficient irrigation techniques, sustainable water pumping as well as water treatment and re-use. 

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