Treated Wastewater in Agricultural Irrigation (UFO-WWV)

Development of guidelines for agricultural water reuse practices

The UFO-WWV project is being realised within a research contract commissioned by the Umweltbundesamt (UBA) and focusses on agricultural water reuse. The project consortium consists of Technische Universität Darmstadt, the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW, the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research ZALF and is coordinated by KWB. A comprehensive literature review will summarise the current scientific knowledge in view of opportunities and challenges, taking also into account the demand in Germany for agricultural water reuse. Due to the close cooperation with the reuse sites of the cities of Brunswick and Wolfsburg, both the infrastructural and general structural requirements for agricultural water reuse are considered.

By the end of the project, guidelines for agricultural water reuse practices taking into account the particular situation in Germany shall be developed. In addition, knowledge gaps and needs for further research will be identified. The scientific outcomes of the project are supposed to strengthen the German position towards a European directive in the field of water reuse.

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