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  • Water, a daunting issue for manufacturing and exporting companies
  • Issues and Facts
    • Two thirds of population in 2025 will live in risky conditions with regards to water.
    • The industrial sector account for 20% of the world’s water extraction and on the rise.
    • Industries in the pulp and paper, oil and metallurgy sectors are pointed for that rise.
    In the world:
  • Issues and Facts (cont)
    • Québec holds more than 3% of world reserves.
    • Unmatched consumption: 400 litres per day.
    • Strong and developing Water Export lobby
    In Québec:
  • Different Ways to Export Water
    • By pipeline
    • By water bag
    • By tanker
    • By river deviation
  • Cascades’position
    • Admit that water could be an important source of revenue for the government.
    • Find ways to reduce water consumption in Québec.
    • Increase gradually the cost of water
    • Evaluate how to generate exports from water saved.
    • Encourage leaders via compensation and penalize lagers.
    • Create a water index
  • Cascades’ Efforts in Water Reduction
    • Water consumption : SIX TIMES LESS than that of the Canadian paper industry (50 000 Cubic metreday)
    • Reduction of 25% of total suspended solids
    • Lobby to change the Federal environmental legislation known as the trout test
  • Cascades’ Efforts in Water (cont’) Cascades Plant in Kingsey Falls:
    • Addition of an air flotation tank
    • A 56% reduction in wastewater flow
    • Savings of 880 kWh of steam per hour
    Boxboard Plant in Versailles:
    • Addition of an air flotation tank
    • Reduction of 60% in wastewater flow
    • Energy savings of 1465 kWh per hour
  • Water Indicator
    • Development of a «  water indicator" that will quantify the environmental repercussions of Cascades’ products, processes and services on the quality and availability of water.
    • Quantify the potential impacts of water consumption either on human health or through the use of compensation by deprived users (desalination for domestic use) depending on the economic context.
    Cascades and CIRAIG Partnership:
  • Questions?