عنوان مقاله [English]
Recycling and reuse of wastewaters are of the new policies that provide water resources to respond to the need of the growing population. In many societies, social acceptability of these processes has an important role in the success of the reuse from refined wastewater, because the final product of this process is in direct relation with the consumer. Therefore, social and cultural implications of wastewater treatment should be investigated and the effects of public and private policies and practices on human communities must be analyzed. This paper is based on findings of a research project by fuzzy inference methods to determine the affecting factors on social acceptability of the use of recovery waste waters from urban, industrial and agricultural water consumptions. The results show social acceptability of the project won't be very high (fuzzy number 5) in case that the water from recycling will be consumed in urban uses, but for industrial uses or agricultural purposes, it is possible to achieve high social acceptance. Ignoring social variables affecting the system and low social acceptance could make social crisis, mass protests or social resistance against new resources.