1. Environmental concern: Drive for wastewater technology development
The industries using water in the manufacturing processes of various goods are now aware of the norms that have to be met with the pollution standards. This has made them invest in research and development of the wastewater technologies.
Apart from the norms, another factor responsible for this drive is the threat that is likely to be faced by the communities living around the industries making this resource scarce. They are generally affected by the pollution waste, decrease in the level of ground water, etc.
Thus, the main factors responsible for the drive in development of wastewater technologies are the environmental concern and threat to the living communities, former one being considered a major one.