Water: United States

This report forecasts US water use and water withdrawal in gallons to 2020. Total water use is segmented by market in terms of: utilities, manufacturing and mining, and municipal. Total water withdrawal is also segmented by market as follows: agriculture and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, water use, water withdrawals, and the various segments are provided in annual series from 2005 to 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, environmental and regulatory factors, and infrastructure and technology developments. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines water use and water withdrawal, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitutes when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each water use and water withdrawal segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and identifies the leading investor-owned firms serving the US market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 24-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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