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- Water resources in the circular economy
Circular building is becoming more and more a real postulate today. The history of this challenge dates back to at least the 1960s, when attention was paid to the depletion of natural resources and environmental degradation due to industrial and municipal pollution. It aroused the interest of scientists, politicians and economic activists after the publication in 1972 of the 1st Report of the Roman Club entitled "Limits of growth", which assessed the prospects of mining mineral resources. However, also water, although it belongs to renewable raw materials, becomes a factor limiting economic development due to the uneven distribution of its resources, climate perturbations, sewage pollution and insufficient hydrotechnical and water-sewage infrastructure. The scale of difficulties in supplying the population and the water economy was fully realized only at the beginning of the 21st century after the UN published the Report on the state of water management in the world in 2003 and the Report on social development in 2006. The hydrological cycle in nature is a natural cycle of water on Earth. We consider water to be an important factor of production, which is both the means of work and the object of work (raw material).