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SS28 Water Stewardship - The Private Sector's Leadership Opportunity

World Water Congress 2015 Edinburgh Scotland
Special session 28: Water Stewardship
Author(s): Malcolm Gander
Malcolm Gander

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The international industry sector, and particularly agricultural and energy industries, whether funded by governments or the private sector, can significantly reduce the use of freshwater by installing relatively simple and proven water treatment systems that use stormwater, reclaimed water, greywater, and rainwater to replace freshwater use. Although the treatment systems will require an initial capital cost, in many cases this capital cost will be recaptured within several years of installation. Cost recapture will be accelerated where treatment systems service entities that require over one million gallons per day (gpd) water, such as food processing (e.g., sugar), coal-fired power plants, pulp and paper mills, steel mills, and data centers AISI 2000. AISI–Facts & Figures: Preserving the World for All of Us to Enjoy. American Iron and Steel Institute. Washington, D.C. http://www.steel.org/facts/power/environmental.htm. BBC News 2012. 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