13. Water Reduction
Why measure this?
Each person in the UK currently uses about 150 litres of water every day. Our consumption level has been rising by 1% each year since 1930 which is unsustainable in the long-term. On current trends, over the next 20 years humans will use 40% more water than they do now.
Some universities are beginning to take steps to reduce their water consumption by, for example, installing grey water or rainwater systems. We applaud these initial efforts and encourage other institutions to follow suit.
How is this criteria assessed?
Total: 6 points
13 a) Water consumption per head.
- Point allocation is calculated by comparing water consumption per head with other institutions. You can view allocation of points from the previous year here.
- Data taken from “D38b Water consumption”, “D04 Student FTE” and “D05 FTE staff” of EMS.
13 b) Percentage total water from grey or rain water.
- Point allocation is calculated by comparing percentage with other institutions.
- Data taken from “D77a.C01 Water consumption”, “D38b.C01 Grey water usage”.