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enhancing the efficient use of water resources through demand management, technological solutions and reduced reliance on potable water resources

In 2012 University of Canberra used 110 million litres of water, with an additional 80 million litres consumed in Student Residences. Reducing our water consumption and developing alternate sources of water such as rainwater are core strategies in meeting our corporate social obligations and in managing the operational costs associated with the high cost of water.

What UC is doing

The University has identified key areas for strategic management and investment to address the challenges of aged infrastructure and to investigation alternate water sources. The Energy and Water Investment Plan, which commenced in 2013 targets.

  • improving water monitoring across campus buildings and landscapes to assist in identifying sites with high water consumption and potential leaks
  • water audits
  • refurbishment of aged water fixtures
  • investigating opportunities for water harvesting and reuse