A quantitative water resource planning and management model for an industrial park level

Authors: Geng, Yong1; Côté, Raymond2; Tsuyoshi, Fujita3

Source: Regional Environmental Change, Volume 7, Number 3, September 2007 , pp. 123-135(13)

Publisher: Springer

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This paper introduces an integrated water management model at the industrial park level. It suggests four approaches to water management: first, direct water reuse among users; second, water reuse among users by blending with freshwater; third, water reuse between users and a wastewater treatment plant; and fourth, groundwater recharge by reclaimed wastewater or other feasible applications in order to optimize the overall water efficiency. The model results in a comprehensive management methodology for optimizing water resources within an industrial park, seeking potential water reuse among industries, and incorporating the size and cost of reclaimed wastewater delivery systems. A case study is employed to test the model’s feasibility. An economic analysis of the optimized water use network is also carried out, showing the potential water and cost savings.

Keywords: Industrial park; Integrated water resource management; Tianjin economic development area; Water reuse

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10113-007-0026-4

Affiliations: 1: Email: ecoplan@dlut.edu.cn 2: Email: rcote@mgmt.dal.ca 3: Email: fujita77@nies.go.jp

Publication date: September 1, 2007

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