The Reuse of Wastewater in the Context of Climate Change: Case of Mascara Wilaya (Algeria)

  • Benali BenzaterEmail author
  • Anouar Hachemaoui
  • Abdelkader Elouissi
  • Boumediene Benaricha
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


According to the United Nations World Water Development Report 2017, wastewater, which is an untapped resource, effluents from domestic discharges into Algeria are discharging:
  • A volume of collected sewage of 1570 × 106 m3/year.

  • Only 275 × 106 m3/year of wastewater are treated (17%)

  • Of the 17% purified, only 7% are used in irrigation (19.3 × 106 m3/year).

This work, conducted in the 18 sewage treatment plants of the Wilaya of Mascara, provides quantitative and qualitative results, which can be exploited by decision-makers in the water resources sector.


Climate change Lagooning Reuse of wastewater PCA Mascara Algeria 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benali Benzater
    • 1
    Email author
  • Anouar Hachemaoui
    • 2
  • Abdelkader Elouissi
    • 1
  • Boumediene Benaricha
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Recherche sur les Systèmes Biologiques et la Géomatique (L.R.S.B.G.), Faculté des Sciences de la Nature et de la VieUniversité de MascaraMascaraAlgeria
  2. 2.Direction Des Ressources En Eau de la Wilaya de MascaraMascaraAlgeria

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