Farmer perceptions regarding irrigation with treated wastewater in the West Bank, Tunisia, and Qatar Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • © 2018 International Water Resources Association. Heads of households, farmers, and experts in wastewater and agriculture in the West Bank, Tunisia and Qatar were engaged in consultations to understand their farming/gardening practices, perceived benefits and risks of using treated wastewater, willingness to pay for various qualities of water, safe handling practices, and knowledge of local organizations and regulatory agencies. Most view wastewater as unsafe for reuse in agriculture, and users feel local monitoring and oversight are insufficient. Improving transparency of wastewater management and providing extension about the true risks and benefits of this practice will improve the success and safety of future reuse projects.

author list (cited authors)

  • Dare, A., & Mohtar, R. H.

citation count

  • 10

publication date

  • April 2018