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Title: Water use assessments supporting company-specific growth and sustainability goals

Author: Beebe, John;

Date: 2016

Source: In: Stringer, Christina E.; Krauss, Ken W.; Latimer, James S., eds. 2016. Headwaters to estuaries: advances in watershed science and management -Proceedings of the Fifth Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds. March 2-5, 2015, North Charleston, South Carolina. e-General Technical Report SRS-211. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 302 p.

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Description: In areas with increasing demand for water, addressing water use objectives has long been a primary environmental objective and key concern among industrial water users including paper mills and other forest product companies. However, in recent years, water use metrics and related information (including population change, climate information, and land use characterization) have gained considerable importance to companies for addressing longer-term goals pertaining to growth and sustainability when it comes to water availability. One effort underway, lead by the National Council for Air & Steam Improvement, Inc. (NCASI), has compiled water metrics and related watershed information as a means for better understanding and projecting the demands for water in various parts of the country. This paper provides details on specific components of the effort to document water-related information on a case-by-case basis, as well as provide summary information and key findings culminating from this assessment.

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Beebe, John 2016. Water use assessments supporting company-specific growth and sustainability goals. In: Stringer, Christina E.; Krauss, Ken W.; Latimer, James S., eds. 2016. Headwaters to estuaries: advances in watershed science and management -Proceedings of the Fifth Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds. March 2-5, 2015, North Charleston, South Carolina. e-General Technical  Report  SRS-211. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 5 p.

 


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