Sustainable Campus



Water is essential to life. It plays a part in almost all of our daily activities.

Water conservation is important because:

  • 780 million people in the world lack access to clean water
  • only 1% of the world’s water supply is available for human consumption
  • as the world’s population reaches 9 billion, the demand for water is increasing
  • each Briton uses about 150 litres of tap water a day, but if you include water embedded within products, our consumption increases to about 3,400 litres a day

Did you know?

A tap dripping at the rate of one drop per second would waste enough water in one day to make 12 mugs of coffee. Over a year, this dripping tap would waste the average person's total water supply for 11 days.

Find drinking water

You can find a list of mapped drinking water points at the University here: Drinking Water Points (Excel: 12 kB)

This list is not yet complete and will grow further so keep checking back for updates.

Coming soon: drinking water points added to the Newcastle University app's interactive map!