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water utilization

Definition:
Water that is used for a specific purpose, such as for domestic use, irrigation, or industrial processing. Water use pertains to human's interaction with and influence on the hydrologic cycle, and includes elements, such as water withdrawal from surface- and ground-water sources, water delivery to homes and businesses, consumptive use of water, water released from wastewater-treatment plants, water returned to the environment, and instream uses, such as using water to produce hydroelectric power.
Concept Schemes:
NALT Full
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt-core
Broader Concept:
Entry Terms:
  • water usage
  • water utilisation
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/67246
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RDF/XMLCreated 2006-01-19, last modified 2020-10-21