Waternet Developing the Circular Water Economy

  • Robert C. Brears
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Climate Resilient Societies book series (PSCRS)


Waternet has implemented a range of technology policies to facilitate the development of the circular water economy that not only mitigates greenhouse gas emissions but also enhances resilience to climate change.


Water conservation Water efficiency Water reuse Water recycling Resource recovery Renewable energy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert C. Brears
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  1. 1.Our Future WaterChristchurchNew Zealand

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