La reutilización del agua depurada en Canarias. ¿Expansión o estancamiento?

  1. Sebastián N. Delgado Díaz
  2. Luis Enrique Rodríguez Gómez
  3. Luisa María Vera Peña
  4. Fernando Díaz González
  5. Juan Rodríguez Sevilla
  6. Manuel Álvarez Díaz
  7. Gilberto Martel Rodríguez
Journal:
Estudios Canarios: Anuario del Instituto de Estudios Canarios

ISSN: 0423-4804

Year of publication: 2006

Issue: 50-51

Pages: 819-828

Type: Article

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Abstract

The sustainable management ofwater resources has special concem in insular environments. The Canary Islands have groundwater as traditional water supply, but recen ti y, the over-exploitation of aquifers has led to the use of altemative water resources, being water reuse one ofthem. Severa! water reuse schemes have been put into operation in the islands affected by water shortages in the last two decades. Reuse applications are landscape (parks and gardens and golf courses), and crop irrigation. However, the promotion of water reuse faces sorne handicaps, such as the low development of the wastewater collection and treatment systems in sorne islands, the frequent poor agronomic quality of the reclaimed wastewater for agricultura! purposes, and the absence of legislation standards on water reuse.