University water usage falls

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Last week, Oxford University announced that its mains water consumption fell 8.2 percent last year, a 29 million litre curb. Indirect carbon emissions from energy required to abstract, process, and transport mains water have fallen 8.2 percent as a result.

This information was published in the University of Oxford’s 2011-2012 Annual Review. The University contributed the achievement to its recently introduced Water Management Strategies, which have overseen bathroom and science laboratory renovations and will effect the construction of new buildings such as the Kennedy Institute, the Nuffield Department of Medicine, the New Mathematics Institute and Radcliffe Humanities.

The University of Oxford’s Water Security Network, a global spearhead in water sustainability, hopes its research and achievements at home will set an eco-friendly example for the international community.

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