Industrial Water Management Policy Comparative Analysis & Comparison of Water Pricing

Hasan Badrul, Xiong-Ying Wu, Xue-Mei Ding


This study contributes comparative analysis and comparison of current water policy  in the industrial sector. Current water policies fail to adequately address water use and pricing issue. This study concentrates on industry perspective questionnaires method; next we calculate water use in the industry during specific year plan from 1988 to 2013.Understanding the interactions of industry & water policies is crucial for achieving efficient management of water resources.  Increasing population and economic growth continue to drive industries demand water resources. The interaction of these resources is particularly important in a textile sector where water resources are unevenly distributed, with limited availability in specific regions. The “3 Red Lines” water policies were introduced in 2011; one of their aims is to reduce industrial water use. Water is currently not valued correctly by stakeholders; this is a major problem in itself and contributes to misuse. This paper analyses current water withdrawals and consumption for China, Japan, Bangladesh, UK, USA and assesses the water pricing with the industrial water policy under different scenarios, considering potential future policy. It is therefore, an imperative for policy makers to coordinate their activities in such a way that adequate supply of water is provided and efficient use of it is made and to respond quickly and timely to the structural changes of the economy and to prevent a water crisis in the country. The purpose of this paper is to undertake a in the industry in order to understand this potential policy conflict. The paper aims to illustrate appropriate policy direction and management practices.

Keywords: Industry, textile industry, water management policy, water pricing, water conservation, water demand.

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