SMART-Water tool is designed to help the users to understand how different factors (production growth, industry structural change, and water intensity change) influence industrial water use trends over time. It helps to quantitatively compare the level of structural change (i.e. the change in share of value added share of manufacturing subsectors) in the past and in the years to come, so that if needed the policy makers can adjust their policies to move towards the target of less water-intensive industries. Different scenarios can be developed using this tool to shows the structural change achieved through different paths and helps to understand the consequences of supporting or limiting the growth of certain manufacturing subsectors from the point of view of water use and structural change.
Based on the water use and value added data input by the user, the SMART Water tool conduct the decomposition analysis for different time periods in the past or in the future chosen by the user. The decomposition analysis results can also be viewed by industrial subsectors. The tool also presents the water use, value added, and water intensity trends in graphical form.
This work was supported by the China Sustainable Energy Program of the Energy Foundation through the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. We also like to thank Zhang Qi of China’s Northeastern University and Shaojin Li of Middlebury College for their contribution to the development of this tool and the Excel Macro programming. Also, we are thankful to Hongyou Lu and Qijiao Song of LBNL for their assistance in reviewing the tool.
For any question or comments, please contact tool developer:
Ali Hasanbeigi, Ph.D.
+1 510 495 2479