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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1967. Department of Agricultural Science.
A study of the productivity of water in competing water using activities would be of value for making decisions which would facilitate optimum water allocation. Two industries in Nebraska that use considerable quantities of water are the dairy processing and the meat packing industries. A study of these two Nebraska industries was conducted in order to determine productivity of water use, water demands, and water costs for the industries.
The objectives of conducting this study are as follows:
1) To determine the relationships existing between water diverted by the dairy processing plants and by the meat packing plants, and gross product produced, value added, and employment created;
2) To determine the relationships existing between technologies being employed by the dairy processing and the meat packing plants, and the resultant efficiencies in water use;
3) To provide a basis for comparing productivities of water use of the two industries, which then in turn, can be compared to other industries and water usage.
Advisor: Abram W. Epp