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Demand & Efficiency

Water has quickly moved up the agenda as a scarce natural resource to manage efficiently. We help to improve water efficiency by asking the right questions, gathering information and designing tailored solutions that address the areas of greatest impact. And we look at this across all aspects of water management.

 

Let’s take a few examples…

 

In Buildings

 

We look at an organisation’s existing properties to understand areas of greatest water consumption and implement practical and easy fixes. This might include low flush toilets, low water taps, water-less urinals and so on. We also have experts who plan for sustainable water infrastructure as part of a new development. Want to find out more?

 

Across Companies

 

Water footprints are a great tool for understanding water use across an organisation, including both direct and indirect impacts. For example, for a manufacturer we would go as far as to include the water embedded in raw materials and where that is sourced from, as well as the water consumed during production and the water used during a consumer’s use of a product.

 

So we can calculate an organisations entire water footprint and map this to where the water is sourced from to determine the severity of impact. Once the footprint and impact have been identified, we can design efficiency programmes which spread across your entire organisation and supply-chain. Find out more about water footprinting.

 

In Products

 

Did you know that a typical 29 inch TV will use more than 62,000 litres of water over its entire lifecycle? The manufacture of products results in the consumption of a lot of water and for many organisations the footprint from their products is significantly higher than from their direct impacts. We have experts around the world in green product design who are experienced in techniques which minimise water use throughout the entire product life cycle. Find out more about one of our green product design tools, Ecofly.

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Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

Take a look through our brochure to find out more about our sustainable design and development capabilities.

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Sustainable Development

CDP Water Disclosure

CDP Water Disclosure

The Carbon Disclosure Project is requesting information on the risks and opportunities companies face in relation to water as part of their water disclosure scheme.

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CDP Water Disclosure

Water Scarcity Threat

Water Scarcity Threat

Water scarcity is a very real issue potentially affecting 2.7 billion people by 2025. So what measures are being taken to respond to the threat, and raise the profile of diminishing water availability?

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Water Scarcity Threat

Water Efficiency, Australia

Water Efficiency, Australia

We helped to launch a national online water efficiency tool.

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Water Efficiency, Australia