Did you know…?
By 2025, 1.8 billion people are expected to be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity. A further two-thirds of the world’s population could be living in water stress conditions (UNESCO, 2012).
What are we doing?
Water is often take for granted, but changes in lifestyle and a growing population means that our water resources are increasingly being put under pressure. At Birmingham City University we have made a commitment to managing our water use responsibly.
We 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 reduction in our water use, see the table below.
Although our water consumption results have very low associated CO2 emissions, we are working towards reducing our consumption as it is a precious resource. We currently have a target to reduce consumption by 1% per year to 2020/21. As part of the Carbon Management Plan refresh this target will be reviewed and an action plan put in place to achieve it.