"The Economics of Industrial Water Use" presents a collection of the most important articles to have applied economic models and measurement techniques to the topic of industrial water use over the last 30 years. It includes an original introductory chapter which summarizes and critically assesses the literature on this important subject. These papers employ a range of modelling approaches including econometric estimation, linear programming, input-output models, non-market valuation and integrated river basin planning models. They also provide empirical evidence of the significant role played by economic forces in determining industrial water intake, discharge and recirculation. This volume should be a valuable reference source for those with an interest in water's role in industrial applications.