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Industrial Water Resource Management: Challenges and Opportunities for Corporate Water Stewardship

ISBN: 978-1-119-27246-5
488 pages
September 2017, Wiley-Blackwell
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Provides the tools that allow companies to understand the fundamental concepts of water resource management and to take proper action towards sustainable development 

Businesses, communities, and ecosystems everywhere depend on clean freshwater to survive and prosper. When the same source of water is shared for economic, social, and environmental causes it becomes the responsibility of every sector to develop a sustainable water strategy beneficial for all. This book offers a water resource management plan for industries that is directly implementable and consistent with the Water Framework Directives of different countries with a special emphasis on developing countries—a plan that is economically efficient, socially equitable, and environmentally sustainable.

Industrial Water Resource Management, Challenges and Opportunities for Efficient Water Stewardship offers explicit technical and investment solutions, socioeconomic and legal instruments, and recommendations for institutional restructuring. Written by a leading world expert in the field, it covers a wide range of topics including:

●      Source water assessment and protection

●      Water audit, industrial water footprint assessment—an evaluation of tools and methodologies

●      Corporate water disclosure methods and tools

●      Water stewardship by the industries

●      Stakeholder collaboration and engagement

●      New technologies enabling companies to better manage water resources

Given the well-known challenge of managing natural resources in a way that maximizes and sustains social welfare, this book provides an invaluable point of reference for applied researchers and policy makers working in water resources management.

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1:  INTRODUCTION

1.1 The context

1.1.1 The story of Coca-Cola in India

1.2 Water goals in 21st Century

1.3 Water ethics

1.4 Value of water

1.5 Water and energy nexus

1.6 Global Water Stress

1.7 Industrial impact on water resource

1.8 Water Sustainability

1.9 Impact of climate change

1.10 Dimensions in industrial water management

1.11 Green growth and green business

1.12 Conclusion

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CHAPTER 2: WATER SCENARIOS AND BUSINESS MODELS OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

2.1. Water scenario

2.2. Water indicators

2.3 Global water trends

2.4 Business models

2.5 Integrated water resource management

2.6 Sustainable development goal for business sector

2.7 Conclusion

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CHAPTER 3 UNDERSTANDING WATER

Abstract

3.1. Introduction

3.2 Hydrological cycle

3.2.1 Water cycle and ecosystems

3.3 Water on land

3.3.1 Soil water

3.4 Stores of water

3.5 Surface runoff

3.6 River and river basin

3.7 Industrial impact on river flow

3.8 Surface water Management

3.9 Groundwater

3.10 Conclusion

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CHAPTER 4: CORPORATE WATER STEWARDSHIP

Abstract

4.1. Introduction

4.2 Why Water stewardship?

4.3 Aspects of water stewardship

4.4 Challenges in water stewardship

4.5 Developing a corporate strategy in water stewardship

4.6 Goals and commitments

4.7 Establish systems and processes

4.8 Opportunities in water stewardship

4.9 Water Literacy

4.10 Action programmes under WSI

4.11 Outcome of water stewardship initiatives (WSI)

4.12 Water stewardship standards

4.13 Global organisations for facilitating water stewardship.

4.14 Water stewardship tools

4.15 Case studies

4.16 Conclusion

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CHAPTER 5: WATER GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK AND WATER ACTS

Abstract

5.1 Introduction

5.2 What is water governance?

5.3 Water Laws

5.4 Tasks of water governance

5.5 Challenges in water governance

5.6 Legal framework

5.8 Principles of water governance

5.9 Spatial scale of Water governance

5.10 Hierarchical governance

5.11 Cross cutting authority of governance

5.12 Stakeholders engagement in water governance

5.13 Functions and functionaries of the water governance

5.14 Role of civil society organisations (CSO)

5.15 Water governance framework of different countries (case studies)

5.16 Conclusion

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CHAPTER 6: WATER QUALITY STANDARDS AND WATER POLLUTION

ABSTRACT

6.1. Water Quality Standards

6.2. Industrial water pollution

6.3 Conclusion

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CHAPTER 7: WATER ABSTRACTION, PURIFICATION AND DISTRIBUTION

Abstract

7.1 Overview

7.2 Water sourcing by industries

7.3 Surface water Abstraction

7.4 Methods of groundwater abstraction

7.5 Water abstraction from sea

7.6 Conveyance system

7.7 Water Purification

7.8 Water Supply and distribution

7.9 Water delivery and distribution software

7.10 Conclusion

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CHAPTER 8 WATER RESOURCE ASSESSMENT

Abstract

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Water resource assessment tools

8.3 General scenario

8.4 WRA basics

8.5 WRA data generation

8.6 Water balance

8.7 Estimation of surface runoff

8.8 Estimation of stream discharge

8.9 Estimation of renewable groundwater resource

8.10 Estimation of pond/reservoir storage volume

8.11 Estimation of source water quality

8.12 Aquifer test

8.13 Build understanding of key catchment processes and interaction

8.14 Long term simulation of catchment behaviour

8.15 Assessment of sustainable and exploitable water over assessment period

8.16 Presentation of water resource assessment

8.17 Conclusion

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CHAPTER 9 CORPORATE WATER ACCOUNTING AND DISCLOSURE

Abstract

9.1. The context

9.2 Methods of assessing water risk

9.3 Water profiling

9.4 Water foot print

9.5 Industrial response to WF assessment

9.6 Water disclosure document

9.7 Benefits of water disclosure

9.8 Conclusion

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CHAPTER 10: DETECTION OF WATER LOSS AND METHODS OF WATER CONSERVATION IN INDUSTRIES

Abstract

10.1. Overview

10.2 Getting Started – Develop a Water Conservation Strategy

10.3 Detection of overuse

10.4 Water audit

10.4 Methods of water conservation

10.5 Water saving in agriculture industries

10.6 Rainwater harvesting

10.7 Conclusion

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CHAPTER 11 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: WAY AHEAD IN WATER AND HUMAN RIGHT

Abstract

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Public policy on CSR

11.3 CSR policy of the corporates

11.4 Addressing water in CSR

11.5 CSR management framework

11.6 CSR initiatives in water sector

11.7 International standards and guidelines

11.8 Case studies

11.9 Future of CSR

11.10 Conclusion

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GLOSSARY

INDEX

Annexure
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Author Information

Pradip K. Sengupta, Hydrologist, works at the Jadavpur Centre for Study of Earth Science, India.

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