Uses of water

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  • Water as a resource
    • Abstractive uses
      • Domestic uses
        • Washing
        • Flushing toilets
        • Food preparation
        • Drinking
      • Industrial uses
        • Power stations
        • Mining
        • Mineral processing industries
      • Agricultural uses
        • Irrigation
        • For crops/lifestock
    • Non-abstractive uses
      • Energy
        • HEP
        • Taken from river/lake, put through e.g Power station and then returned to source
      • Transport
        • Ship transport
        • Canal/River use for bulk goods
      • Recreation
        • Swimming
        • Sailing
        • Sport fishing
      • Wildlife conservaiton
        • Wetlands
        • Reservoirs and flooded gravel pits

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