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Water Efficiency

This page includes a list of web portals and online resources where you can download information on Water Efficiency. The portals comprise of a range of PDFs, reports, articles etc which you can download for free by simply clicking on the links below.

Australian Government Water Efficiency web portal

AusGov.jpgThe Australian Government has collated resources to provide a 'one-stop-shop' for information on planning and implementing water efficiency. The tools include: best practice guidelines; fact sheets; checklists, case studies and tips to assist your business in self assessing water efficiency and identify opportunities for water efficiency savings.

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This is a comprehensive database and includes tools from both Australian and international organisations. These tools have been separated into broad industry sectors, however there are resources which are more general is scope or cover many industry sectors.

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The US Alliance for Water Efficiency website

WaterAlliance.jpgThe Alliance for Water Efficiency has created a web-based water conservation clearinghouse that offers product information, best practices specifications, research reports, training materials, program descriptions, codes and standards, program evaluation tools, drought planning and response, and professional expertise.

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Good consumer education represents a key to the long-term success of water conservation efforts. The Alliance for Water Efficiency will provide up-to-date information on water efficient products, practices, and behaviors for the general public.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Website

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According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, water efficiency is the long-term ethic of saving water resources through the employment of water-saving technologies and activities. Using water efficiently will help ensure supplies for future generations. Use the following links to learn how simple and smart it can be to save water.

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The UK EnviroWise Website

envirowise.jpgEnvirowise offers free, independent support to organisations, helping you to become more resource efficient and save money.

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Since 1994, Envirowise has helped UK industry save more than £1 billion by reducing waste early on in their organisation processes. The site also offers advice on managing unavoidable waste and working with your suppliers to maximise gains from beginning to end.

Environment Canada: Wise Water Use

The importance of protecting our water resource cannot be overstated. In economic terms, the measurable contribution of water to the Canadian economy is difficult to estimate. In environmental terms, water is the lifeblood of the planet. Without a steady supply of clean, fresh water, all life, including human, would cease to exist.

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Topics & Issues

Eco Design

Eco Design 

EMS 

Hazardous Waste 

Legislation 

Managing Behaviour Change 

Packaging 

Waste Management 

Water

Sectors

Chemicals  & Pharmaceuticals

Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals 

Commerce

Commerce 

Construction

Construction 

Electronics

Electronics 

Engineering

Engineering 

Food and drink

Food and drink 

Furniture

Furniture 

Hospitality & Catering

Hospitality & Catering 

Printing

Printing 

Retail

Retail 

Public Sector (Wales & Scotland only)

Public Sector (Wales & Scotland only) 

Australian government water efficiency web portal

The US Alliance for Water Efficiency website

The UK EnviroWise website

Related Publications

Tools for Evaluating the Benefits of Green Infrastructure for Urban Water Management - Neil Weinstein 
Publication Date: Oct 2012 - ISBN - 9781780400525

Renewable Energy Applications for Freshwater Production - Jochen Bundschuh and Jan Hoinkis
 Publication Date: Jul 2012 - ISBN - 9781780401218

21st Century Water Municipal Issues and Concerns: Literature Review - Neil Weinstein 
Publication Date: Jun 2012 - ISBN - 9781780400150

Water and Energy - Gustaf Olsson 
Publication Date: Jun 2012 - ISBN - 9781780400266

Groundwater Optimization Handbook - Richard C. Peralta 
Publication Date: Jun 2012 - ISBN - 9781780401119

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