The Changing Value of Water to the US Economy: Implications from Five Industrial Sectors
Water plays a key role in industrial production. Today, with increasing demand for water resources and uncertainty about the amount and quality of supply, the competition for water resources is being felt across all sectors of society. Awareness of the ways water-related risks can disrupt business has also increased. Although the cost and price of water varies tremendously across the United States, corporations are increasingly assessing and reporting their water use and improving water process efficiency. In addition, companies are seeking economic and technological innovations. Many companies are also forging partnerships to improve efficiency and derive maximum value from the water they and the surrounding community use.
CH2M Hill. 2012. Matachich, M., Mierzejewski, M., Byers, B., Pitzler, D. and Ahmed, S. The Changing Value of Water to the US Economy: Implications from Five Industrial Sectors, CH2M Hill.