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Water availability has become an important driver for facilitating economic growth in the state of Karnataka. As only 20% of water supplied is consumed and the balance 80% is wastewater, treatment and reuse of this wastewater will reduce the pressure to augment water supply from freshwater sources.

Pretreatment of feed water to improve membrane flux during filtration of agriculture field water containing substituted phenyl urea pesticide diuron has been reported. Laboratory-made reverse osmosis membrane was used for filtration. Preliminary experiments were conducted with model solution containing natural organic matter extracted from commercial humic acids, divalent ions Ca2+, Mg2+. Membrane fouling was characterized by pure water flux decline, change in membrane hydrophilicity and infrared spectroscopy. Natural organic matter present in field water causes severe membrane fouling.

The paper aims at highlighting the need for developing wastewater reuse as a sector, identifying the interventions that could help in the development of this sector. It also identifies suitable structures that can help in mainstreaming the implementation of wastewater reuse projects in the country.

Rajasthan has become the first state in the country to approve sewage and waste water policy. The first of its kind policy was approved by the State Cabinet meeting presided by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in Jaipur.

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Water pollution has risen across three continents, placing hundreds of millions of people at risk of contracting life-threatening diseases like cholera and typhoid, UN Environment warns.

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