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1.2 Hubert Bolduc


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1.2 Hubert Bolduc

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