Reuse of treated wastewater in India: market potential and recommendations for strengthening governance

Given the exponential amount of wastewater generated in the country, India has immense potential to meet the growing water demand across different sectors and improve its water environment with proper wastewater management. This study presents the case for mainstreaming the reuse of treated wastewater in India. It assesses the economic and market potential for the reuse of treated wastewater (domestic sewage) for irrigation at the national scale and makes recommendations to strengthen the existing governance on reuse.