Salt and Brackish Water as Second Quality Water for Urban Environment

  • Research & Development
  • Sep 2009 - Dec 2013
  • Partners: Birzeit Univ., KWR, Hong Kong
  • Donor: Stichting IHE
  • Donor Programme: Internal Research Fund (from 2008 UPaRF)

The project investigates the feasibility of using salt and brackish water as secondary quality water for urban environments and its impact on urban water cycle. The approach includes mobilization of existing knowledge and human capacity on the use of saline water in coastal cities and other parts of the world experiencing water stress, and agreed close co-operation with the global leaders in this field. The research is carried out by two PhD fellows (and number of MSc students) each focusing on a specific but inter-related topic of interest, such as impact of salinity on sulphur, nitrogen and phosphorus removal from wastewater and system-wide process modelling.