Spain’s agricultural sector produces more than 14 billion in exports for the European Union each year (Figure 1) and a large portion of these exports come from the region of Murcia. Demand for water continues to increase in order to maintain this level of production. Advanced wastewater treatment for crop irrigation is an increasingly reliable solution that allows the pace of agricultural production to be maintained without compromising the population’s water supply. The European Commission introduced Regulation (EU) 2020/741 (approved by the European Parliament), outlining the minimum requirements for the quality of treated wastewater reused for non-potable agricultural applications. This regulation is expected to help increase wastewater reuse in Spain, as well as in other EU nations with strong agricultural industries, such as Italy and France.
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