publication . Article . 2017

Regional water coefficients for U.S. industrial sectors

Donatella Pasqualini; Riccardo Boero;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2017 Journal: Water Resources and Industry (issn: 2212-3717, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract
Abstract Designing policies for water systems management requires the capability to assess the economic impacts of water availability and to effectively couple water withdrawals by human activities with natural hydrologic dynamics. At the core of any scientific approach to these issues there is the estimation of water withdrawals by industrial sectors in the form of water coefficients, which are measurements of the quantity of water withdrawn per dollar of GDP or output. In this work we focus on the contiguous United States and on the estimation of water coefficients for regional scale analyses. We first compare an established methodology for the estimation of n...
Subjects
free text keywords: Industrial water withdrawals and uses, Regional water systems, Natural water cycle alterations, Parametric methods, Management. Industrial management, HD28-70, Parametric statistics, Economic impact analysis, Natural resource economics, Environmental science, Water resource management, Liberian dollar, Systems management, computer.software_genre, computer
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