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Water efficiency

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  • Water efficiency — can be defined as *1) the accomplishment of a function, task, process, or result with the minimal amount of water feasible; *2) an indicator of the relationship between the amount of water required for a particular purpose and the amount of water …   Wikipedia

  • water efficiency — /ˈwɔtər əfɪʃənsi/ (say wawtuhr uhfishuhnsee) noun the use of minimal amounts of water, as by a device or a practice, as in agriculture, horticulture, etc. –water efficient, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • Water conservation — refers to reducing the use of water.The goals of water conservation efforts include: * Sustainability To ensure availability for future generations, the withdrawal of fresh water from an ecosystem should not exceed its natural replacement rate. * …   Wikipedia

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  • Water management — is the practices of planning, developing, distribution and optimum utilizing of water resources under defined water polices and regulations. It may mean:* management of water treatment of drinking water, industrial water, sewage or wastewater *… …   Wikipedia

  • Water use — can mean the amount of water used for a given task or for the production of a given quantity of some product or crop. In light of the water shortages in various parts of the world, it is important to consider water use and water efficiency. See… …   Wikipedia

  • Water supply and sanitation in the United Kingdom — Source: Metropolitan Consulting Group: VEWA Vergleich europaeischer Wasser und Abwasserpreise, 2006, p. 7 of the executive summary [http://www.bgw.de/files/pdf/0.1 resource 2006 7 14.pdf] Taking into account differences in subsidies and service… …   Wikipedia

  • Water heating — is a thermodynamic process using an energy source to heat water above its initial temperature. Typical domestic uses of hot water are for cooking, cleaning, bathing, and space heating. In industry, both hot water and water heated to steam have… …   Wikipedia

  • Water privatization in Brazil — has been initiated in 1996. In 2008 private companies provided 7 million Brazilians 4% of the urban population in 10 of the country’s 26 states with drinking water. The private sector holds 65 concession contracts in the states of São Paulo, Rio… …   Wikipedia

  • Water supply and sanitation in Brazil — has proved to be a resilient and resourceful sector, despite tremendous challenges and persistent inequalities in the sector. A lot has been achieved during the past decades, including a sustained improvement in efficiency and improved access.… …   Wikipedia

  • Water supply and sanitation in Ecuador — has reached a significant increase in coverage in the last years. However, the sector is characterized by (i) low coverage levels, particularly in rural areas; (ii) low service quality and efficiency; and (iii) limited cost recovery and a high… …   Wikipedia

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