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EPA water chief Nancy Stoner is here to answer questions about the report as is one of our experts.
Importance of Water to the United States Economy
EPA is releasing a Synthesis Report on the Importance of Water to the U.S. Economy. This report is intended to help raise the awareness of water’s importance to our national economic welfare, and to summarize information that public and private decision-makers can use to better manage the nation’s water resources. It highlights EPA’s review of the literature and practice on the importance of water to the U.S. economy, identifies key data gaps, and describes the implication of the study’s findings for future research. EPA hopes this report will be a catalyst for a broader discussion about water’s critical role in the U.S. economy.
Water is vital to a productive and growing economy in the United States, and directly affects the production of many goods and services. While some data are available about how important clean and available water is to various economic sectors–including agriculture, tourism, fishing, manufacturing, and energy production — the information is often dispersed and incomplete. Additionally, understanding the economic significance of water is difficult because it depends upon several interacting elements: the volume supplied, where and when it is supplied, whether the supply is reliable, and whether the quality of the water meets the requirements of its intended use.
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Participe en nuestro mañana a las 2pm ET para hablar sobre el agua y la economía. Envíe preguntas usando
Here’s our new report that we’ll be talking about during today’s Twitter chat at 2pm ET
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2pm today – join a twitter forum about the importance of water! Tweet questions to and with the hashtag
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how many U.S. jobs are tied to the water industry?
Recordatorio: Participe en nuestra charla hoy a las 2pm ET para hablar del agua y la economía. Envíe preguntas usando
talking about water and the during today’s Twitter chat at 2pm ET. REPORT:
are their any sectors of the U.S. economy that aren’t impacted by water?
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clean water = jobs?
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We should all be as concerned about clean water as these folks are:
Why do we poop in clean water?
A punto de empezar sobre importancia agua para economia EE.UU. Participe usando etiqueta
How will EPA encourage ongoing dialogue w/ experts & decision-makers to understand water information & plug data gaps?
with growing scarcity & the renewed interest in rainwater harvesting, what federal regulations govern harvested water?
Twitter chat on the importance of water to the US economy starts NOW. Use to participate.
Welcome to another EPA Twitter chat. Thanks to everyone who’s able to join us today!
Bienvenidos a otra charla de la EPA en Twitter. Bienvenidos a todos que participaran en esta charla hoy!
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How does calculate the value of avoiding treatment cost when setting limits on toxic discharges into ?
Today’s chat will focus on the importance of water to the US economy & a new report we released this week on that subject.
What role will desal and/or reuse play in 21st century U.S. economy?
Here’s our report, which shows how every sector of the U.S. economy is influenced by water.
Charla se enfocará en la importancia del agua para la economía de EE.UU. y un nuevo informe publicado esta semana sobre el tema
– glad there is movement to for 117m ppl. What can we do to make sure a strong rule is finalized?
Our report summarizes information that public and private decision makers can use to sustainably manage our water resources.
– Thank you recognizing that is key to the economy. How will you ?
Vea informe que indica cómo cada sector de la economía de EE.UU. está influenciado por el agua
Nuestro informe resume información que entidades públicas y privadas usan para tomar decisiones sobre manejo sostenible del agua
When RU going 2 issue carbon cap on existing sources 2 shut down coal plants that are dumping mercury into US waterways
The report highlights our review of literature, identifies data gaps and describes the implications of the study’s findings.
El informe destaca nuestra revisión de datos, identifica brechas y describe las implicaciones de los hallazgos del estudio
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MI is home to 20% of the world’s fresh water, when will finalize rules to protect our water from power plant pollution?
Esperamos que este informe genere una discusión más amplia acerca del papel clave que desempeña el agua en la economía de EE.UU.
La jefa de agua de EPA Nancy Stoner está con nosotros hoy para responder a preguntas sobre el informe
We hope this report will be a catalyst for a broader discussion about water’s critical role in the U.S. economy.
– Any insight on how to make smart water management resonate in fresh water rich Great Lakes region?
También tenemos uno de los expertos que ayudo a escribirlo
Esta charla está siendo traducida simultáneamente al español mediante
Roguemos nos perdonen errores de gramática y faltas de acentos
Si tienen preguntas o comentarios, usen la clave
hey please hurry up and finalize the new regs that will protect water from power plant pollution.
– & are inexorably linked . . . what are ways to save energy that conserve water?
In clean water is critical to seafood industries like salmon fisheries, shellfish harvests
Thanks for using a pic of Baltimore in your report! Clean water and a healthy Bay are important to us!
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Awesome! Thanks very much. I’m writing an article on the laws that govern in TX. Nice comparison 2 use.
Water is critical to the economy In our clean water grant and loan funds result in jobs!
Climate change & increased consumption will deplete US water supplies. What will do to protect water resources?
Energy production, food production & water supply account for 94 percent of withdrawal.
Water is vital to a productive & growing economy in the US, and affects the production of many goods & services.
El agua es vital para una economía productiva y creciente en EE.UU. Y afecta la producción de muchos bienes y servicios
As federal funding to SRFs decline, should we explore fair pricing more?
how can we use our expertise in water to promote new job growth in the US?
Cuales son los mayores contaminantes del agua potable en USA?
“: Water vital to productive & growing economy in US, and affects the production of many goods & services. “
Changes in one part of the energy-food-water nexus can impact the others & have a ripple effect through the economy.
What are the solutions to cleaning up the Columbia? Hanford, Sewage, Mills, Mines, Oil from dams?
As a result of water being undervalued, current use may be inefficient & unsustainable.
When do you expect to propose Waters of the US rule to protect headwater streams & wetlands?
Increased demand for information on reducing water-related risks is growing in the private sector.
Q1 are their any sectors of the U.S. economy that aren’t impacted by water?
A1 We don’t know of any, as all businesses need water in one way or another to operate
Q2 how many U.S. jobs are tied to the water industry?
A2 We couldn’t find that number in research. But 200,000 work directly in water supply sector.
what would you say is the largest threat to our groundwater supply?
P1 hay algún sector de la economía de EEUU que no este impactado por el agua? ?
R1 No sabemos de ninguno. Todos los negocios necesitan agua de una manera u otra para funcionar
. work with communities to improve wastewater treatment, cleanup contaminated sites, and more throughout
MT : report shows how every sector of the U.S. economy is influenced by water.
Q3 What does water mean to economy?
A3 Lots! Fisheries, tourism and hydropower are just a few of the many industries in the that depend on water.
Pvt sector has role
MT Demand for info on reducing water-related risks growing in pvt sector.
Q4 Why do we poop in clean water?
A4 Part of value of water is water fit for use. Don’t need tap water quality for a toilet.
MT Fisheries, tourism and hydropower are just a few of the many industries in the that depend on water.
P2 Cuantos empleos en EE.UU. están vinculados al industria del agua?
R2 No podemos encontrar esa cifra especifica, pero 200,000 trabajan directamente en sector suministro de agua
Asian carp are a serious threat to Michigan’s Great Lakes, what will do to protect our water from invasive species?
Good plan-What about current corporate polluters and blocks to Columbia River protection/permit legislation?
Q5 growing scarcity & the renewed interest in rainwater harvesting, what federal regulations govern harvested water?
A5 There aren’t regs on harvested water. Water reuse can be good practice.
How balance the water demand from the activities with the water availability for a sustainability management of the resource?
: Idea that water is important would seem to go without saying. What new info should folks take from report? Thanks!
There are no regulations for sewage in Canada so the Columbia River is full of it-Solutions?
How are our water and our economy related? Tweet questions to and with the hashtag to get involved.
P3 Cual es el significado del agua para economia noroeste EE.UU.?
Q6 How does calc the value of avoiding treatment cost when setting limits on toxic discharges into ?
A6 One example: We calculate as part of benefits when setting effluent guidelines.
Cuanta agua se asigna a la agricultura, industria, y consumo humano?
“: As a result of water being undervalued, current use may be inefficient & unsustainable. ” Grt quote! Must think about
when will water hurt industry? Can we stop it?
Q7 What role will desal and/or reuse play in 21st century U.S. economy?
A7 Probably a bigger role. Climate change will only increase shortages in parts of US.
How can we better quantify the economic value of water for our water managers and politicians?
Are you tuning into the that is hosting? Good stuff going on!
P4 Por que evacuamos en agua limpia?
R4 Parte del valur del agua es agua idonea para el consumo. No necesitamos agua potable para los inodoros
The Sound /the Columbia are used for electricity/water used for production and to dump waste
A8 Provide comments when rule is proposed. Spread word abt why these waters are valuable.
what is the one thing that is most important for Americans can do at home to help protect our resources?
Couldn’t agree more! Here’s our take on the food, water and energy nexus:
: industry is worth $10 billion/yr, employs 100K, requires clean water
Q9 – Thank you recognizing that is key to the economy. How will you ?
A9 Many activities underway. Important to work w/communities to help them reach goals for clean water.
what are we doing to protect water for like ?
P5 Ante escasez y creciente interes en cultivar agua de lluvia, hay normas federales para cultivar agua?
I believe some regulation is needed to keep waste out of nature, especially drugs and other flushed items
When sustainable corporations have the funding to support politicians, water will have value
is big business in Definitely deserves clean water. .
Tourism in waters is thanks to healthy marine life and beautiful ecosystems
Q10 MI home to 20% of world’s freshwater, when will EPA finalize rules to protect water fm power plant pollution?
A10 We proposed range of options to help reduce pollutants from steam electric power plants.
Measure how, and how much, water we consume at home and use that data to get about conservation
Q11 Any insight on how to make smart water management resonate in fresh water rich Great Lakes region?
We can’t regulate Canada. American corps are given exemptions to clean air and water acts-Toxic torts only hope
R6 Ej: Calculamos como parte beneficios cuando establecemos normas para efluyentes
How can utilities send actionable signals to their consumers?
Hypoxia & excess nitrogen are dangerous for fish &marine biodiversity. How can we limit them &restore damaged waters?
P7 Que rol jugara desalinacion y reuso de agua en econ del siglo XXI?
What about and manufacturers? These are all natural partnerships in the fight for
A11 Great Lakes WQA incl. measures about ensuring water mgt in region per increasing interest
Q12 Thanks for using a pic of Baltimore in your report! Clean water and a healthy Bay are important to us!
P7 Probablemente un gran rol. Cambio climatico solo aumentara escasez en partes EE.UU.
Education and offering incentives to update old systems to new systems that are more efficient!
A12 We were happy to. Lots of good things happening in Baltimore with green infrastructure & restoring urban waters.
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Q13 & are inexorably linked . . . what are ways to save energy that conserve water?
Future water supplies threatened MT : Climate change will only increase shortages in parts of US.
A13 great for saving energy. By end of 2012, reductions of 64.7 bil kWh of electricity/24 mil tons of CO2
What role do you see for the private sector in protecting & conserving ? How can we help?
P9 Gracias por reconocer es clave para econ. Como protegeran agua limpia?
R9 Muchas actividades en curso. Es importante trabajar con comunidades para ayudarles a alcanzar metas agua limpia
Q14 Climate change & increased consumption will deplete US water supplies. What will do to protect resources?
A14 EPA just released draft plans for adapting to climate change, including for water.
wow! Great for climate and our water supply!
Q15 how can we use our expertise in water to promote new job growth in the US?
A15 Let’s innovate and use technology to solve problems and create products – the jobs follow!
what is the best way to promote water conservation? Education, incentives, etc?
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There has been news of a freshwater crisis, what can be done to combat this?
Q16 As federal funding to SRFs decline, should we explore fair pricing more?
A16 Funding for infrastructure will need to come from all levels of govt. Could be role for private sector.
Clean streams & wetlands = economic asset. Ask and to protect them ASAP:
R10 Hemos propuesto gama de opciones que ayudaran a reducir contaminantes de plantas elect en aguas
Biggest water polluter nationwide? Agriculture:
Makes $ but at a price
Q17 Idea that water is important would seem to go without saying. What new info should folks take from report?
We need a new New Deal to update all the infrastructure including dams that were created in the old New Deal.
P11 Info acerca de como hacer gestion agua sostenible influya en region Grandes Lagos rica en agua dulce?
R11 Iniciativa de Grandes Lagos asegura manejo sostenible dado mayor interes regional
MT : Funding needs to come from all levels of govt. Could be role for pvt sector
Q19 when will water hurt industry? Can we stop it?
A19 New reports show industry is getting more active on addressing water issues.
Q20 How can we better quantify the economic value of water for our water managers and politicians?
A20 Would help to have more businesses engage on how water is valuable to them.
P12 Gracias por usar foto Baltimore en su informe. Limpiar agua y mantener una Bahia sana es importante para nosotros
Q21 what is the one thing that is most important for Americans can do at home to help protect our resources?
A21 Get the word out! Here’s a list of things people can do at home & in community:
Sure. From our former CEO:
MT : can you elaborate on the topic? Thanks!
Q22 How can utilities send actionable signals to their consumers?
A22 Provide info about how much water they use and how much it costs them. People take action when they have info.
Yes when large toxic tort settlements are awarded, state exemptions stopped, and permits denied
MT : How can we better quantify the economic value of water for our water managers & politicians?
P13 y vinculadas estrechamente…como podemos ahorrar energia y conservar agua?
MT : Would help to have more businesses engage on how water is valuable to them.
Q23 Hypoxia & excess nitrogen are dangerous for fish & marine biodiversity. How can we limit them &restore waters?
A23 We work w/states, cities, utils, ag, other feds to reduce nutrient pollution.
Stop using chemicals/Reseed & aerate your lawn/use olive oil to kill aphids/educate others-Garden naturally
MT How can we quantify economic value of water for water managers & politicians?
Q24 What about and manufacturers? These are natural partnerships in fight for
A24 Agreed. A lot of beverage companies are working to protect the watersheds they depend on.
P14 Cambio climatico y mayor consumo agotara fuentes agua en EE.UU. Como protegera esos recursos?
R14 EPA publico borrador de planes para adaptacion de agua al cambio climatico,incluso para agua
Q25 What role do you see for the private sector in protecting & conserving ? How can we help?
A25 Forging partnerships with others is great. Like Value of Water Coalition is in!
Don’t see a new New Deal in the cards. Contraflow evacuation instead of new flood control.
Will implement the National Water Consensus with USGS? Will that information be used in CWA and SDW Act decisions?
Thanks for the great questions. We’re wrapping up the . We’ll have another chat soon.
. thanks for noting the significance of clean water to the economy! How will you ensure that we ?
Clean streams & wetlands = GREAT BEER. Ask and to protect them ASAP:
Have any water problems been solved through to date? What EPA action has ever stemmed from the chat?
P15 como podemos usar destrezas en agua para promover nuevo crecimiento de empleos en EE.UU.?
R15 Innovar y usar tecnologia para resolver problemas y crear productos conducira a empleos
Is it ok w EPA if someone w fracked drinking water gets sued for complaining about fracked drinking water? Will EPA protect them?
The prediction is floods in winter, rivers dry in summer. Dams are not a good long term option
Gracias por sus excelentes preguntas y por participar en nuestra charla. Hasta la proxima
sí y cuales tecnologías específicas puedan ayudarnos el mejor.
Education. Most people don’t know how much water they use. Usage data and neighborhood rank helps
Seems like a smart move! What can we do to push the ones who aren’t?
Great discussions during about the importance of water and more about the new report! Proud to be a brand.
71+ mn ppl participated in wildlife viewing & spent $45.7bn in 2006. ensure we have clean water for these activities!
. livechat about ! New report shows every sector of economy is influenced by water.
: farmers & retailers
>Would help to have more businesses engage on how water is valuable to them.
Interested in innovative water tech like check out our work w/ partners:
. : We work w/states, cities, utils, ag, etc to reduce nutrient pollution.
Clean streams & wetlands = economic asset. Ask and to protect them ASAP:
Nuestro marco estratégico tiene 10 áreas en las cuales la tecnología ayudaría a resolver los problemas del agua
P16 cuales tecnologías específicas puedan ayudarnos mejor.
R16 Nuestro marco estratégico tiene 10 áreas en las cuales la tecnología ayudaría a resolver los problemas del agua
MT : “Provide info on how much water they use and how much it costs. People take action when they have info” Agreed!
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