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Water Efficiency 

Water is one of the most valuable natural resources ensuring human life on earth.

Nowadays, however, increasing human population and advancing levels of social and economic development have led to a rapid increase in the demand for water stressing the levels of available freshwater worldwide and emphasising the need to reduce its uncontrollable consumption. If present levels of consumption continue, two-thirds of the global population will live in areas of water stress by 2025.

Increasing human demand for water coupled with the effects of climate change means that the future of our water supply is not secure, while the changes in human lifestyle and activities require more water per capita. This tightens the competition for water amongst agricultural, industrial, and human consumption. Having realised these challenges we are trying to use water in the most efficient way possible, to avoid wasting it and we strongly advise our staff and students to use available water responsibly.


One can use water more sustainably through a series of simple, everyday measures:

  • Don't leave taps running when brushing your teeth

  • Have a shower instead of a bath and cut the amount of time you spend in it

  • Use the 30º cycle on your washing machine

  • Use a full load in the dishwasher and washing machine.

  • Install a water butt for the garden

  • Fit low-flow shower heads and water hippos

  • Use a bucket only when washing the car

  • Fix dripping taps. A dripping tap wastes thousands of litres of water a year

  • Use little amounts of water at every time

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