Sustainable Campus

Water

Water

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 mapped drinking water points at the Campus Map on the student webpages.