Water is a basic requirement of life, and one we often take for granted, but changes in lifestyle and a growing population means that our water resources are increasingly being put under pressure.

As a University we recognise that our use of water can have a significant impact on the environment. We have therefore made a commitment to managing our water use responsibly and ensure that all new taps, urinals and showers fitted across the University will be of a specification that consumes less potable water than standard specifications for the same type of fittings. As a result we have seen a significant reduction in our water use. 

Water consumption has continued to decrease, achieving a 59% reduction in consumption from 2005/06 to 2016/17.