Social construction of sustainability in water companies in the Dutch coastal zone

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Abstract

This article addresses the question, ¿How is the concept of sustainable development translated into the business practices of the Dutch drinking water sector?¿ Two companies along the Dutch coast developed their own versions of sustainability, based upon their particular context and influential stakeholders. Operating in the coastal zone means that they have to deal with vulnerable freshwater systems and this leads to more use of surface water instead of groundwater.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1573-1584
JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
Volume15
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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Coastal zones
coastal zone
Sustainable development
sustainable development
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drinking water
sustainability
surface water
groundwater
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Surface waters
Potable water
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Groundwater
Industry
water
Social construction
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