A microbiologist, a social scientist and an infectious diseases physician explore the benefits, pitfalls and palatability of recycled water.
The science of recycling water
Simon Toze explains various processes for recycling water, the kinds of chemicals that appear in water (such as pharmaceuticals, oestrogen and plasticisers) and makes a case for drinking recycled water.
Public opinion on recycled water
Kelly Fielding gauges the levels of support for and opposition to recycling water for human consumption, and explores the reasons behind each position.
The case against recycling water for drinking
The Canberra Hospital's Peter Collignon explains why he believes that recycling water is a bad idea – particularly where there are other options – for various reasons including the health risks.
Tasting and discussion
The Museum's Mark Juddery facilitates the recycled water taste test and discussion among the panellists and audience.
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