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Resources


Below are the resources currently available for this area, these are categorised into the following knowledge levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert

Beginner


  • E-learning Module Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)

    This 30 minute module will explain what SuDS are, how they are executed, and what legal and planning requirements you need to know about.

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  • E-learning Module Introduction to Water

    Introductory online module providing an overview of water conservation and the benefits and principles of conserving water.

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  • Video Water: An Introduction

    James Upstill-Goddard of Responsible Solutions introduces water as a topic and why it is important for the construction industry.

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  • Video Water: The Water Hierarchy

    Richard Hirst, Sustainability Manager at Skanska, explains how the supply chain can impact water savings.

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  • Video Water: A Contractor's View

    Richard Hirst, Sustainability Manager at Skanska, explains how the supply chain can impact water savings.

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  • Document / Presentation Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) - Water footprinting policy position statement

    Reviews the use of water footprinting and the linked concepts of 'embedded water' and 'virtual water'

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  • Web link Water Footprint - Concepts and Definitions

    Introduction to what a water footprint is, why they matter, and some of the different types of water footprint that can be calculated.

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Intermediate


  • Document / Presentation Water efficiency strategy

    WRAP information sheet on the water efficiency strategy. This covers an approach for embedding water efficiency in the design, construction and ongoing operation of buildings.

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  • Web link Water Footprint Network

    Overview of the network and links to other resources within the WFN webpage including case studies, product water footprints and your own water footprint.

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  • Web link Water Risk Filter

    The Water Risk Filter from WWF provides a structured framework, designed for non-water experts, to explore the topic of water risk, and possible responses on a general level

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Advanced


  • Document / Presentation WRAP - Final Report

    Auditing of water use on construction sites -Phase I & Phase II

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  • Web link Water for Business: Initiatives guiding sustainable water management in the private sector

    Provides and overview of initiatives involved in and supporting corporate sustainable water use

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  • Document / Presentation The Business Case for improving water efficiency during construction

    Leaflet detailing how and why water reduction can and should be implemented when considering construction activities

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  • Document / Presentation UN World Water Development Report: Water for a Sustainable World

    2015 report from the UN underlining the importance of water as a resource, and the actions that need to be taken to embrace sustainable water use.

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  • Web link Water Stewardship Toolbox

    Collection of guidance documents, discussion papers, online tools, and other resources that can help your company build its water stewardship practice. It is designed around the...

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  • Tool BS ISO 14046:2016 Environmental management Water footprint Principles, requirements and guidelines

    Link to buy the standard but also contains some information on its use.

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Expert


  • Web link Centre on Corporate Responsibility Water Program brochure

    CDPs water program provides the only global platform for corporate water disclosure and action to address the global water crisis - one of the defining challenges of the 21st...

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  • Document / Presentation Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Technical Paper IV: Climate Change and Water

    IPCC report addressing the issue of freshwater and how climate change is a primary concern for society.

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  • Tool Water Footprint Network (The Water Footprint Assessment Manual)

    The Water Footprint Assessment Manual - sets out the global standard for water footprint assessment as developed and maintained by the WFN.

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