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Kent and Sussex students tackle water waste!

Students had to identify waste and work out how to conserve supplies Students have been looking at how to safeguard future water supplies in a project set up by Southern Water with schools across the South East. Teenagers worked with the Design Council to develop water-saving ideas. Jules White, one of the head teachers involved in the scheme, said it was important for students to understand how to provide a sustainable future. The head of Tanbridge House School in Horsham, West Sussex, said it was only by getting involved in such a project that children would understand why saving water was important.

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“water conservation ambassadors”

Over 300 Hong Kong  primary school students who achieved outstanding performance in water conservation were appointed as “water conservation ambassadors” today (July 6) by the Water Supplies Department to help promote water conservation among fellow students and friends. To further promote water conservation among primary school students, the WSD in March this year invited primary schools to join the Water Conservation Ambassador Selection Scheme to select and commend students who had achieved excellent results in water saving. These ambassadors will serve as role models to help promote water conservation among fellow students. In most cases the students installed aerators wan water saving showers in the home. The scheme received overwhelming support from schools with some 5,000 students signing up. Participating students furnished the WSD through their schools with information about their domestic fresh water consumption as shown on their latest water bills and number of household members. After assessment of the data, students with a household per capita fresh water daily consumption at a low level were selected to be “water conservation ambassadors”. The motto here is to start early and get in the habit of saving water.

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Saving Water at the Tour de France

The issue of saving water and the concerns that go along with it – has been highlighted by efforts undertaken at the Tour de France this year.
As cyclists race through the Pyrenees throughout July, any who are seen to discard plastic water bottles by the side of the road have been told they will be condemned by the event’s organisers. While many households and businesses are becoming more aware of the importance of water saving  both in terms of conserving the precious resource and reducing carbon emissions associated with its processing and delivery – the packaging of bottled water adds a third environmental hazard. Hopefully the Hotels where the teams stay are also equipped with water saving aerators and water saving shower.

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San Diego water-saving campaign is honoured!

SAN DIEGO: The American Water Works Association has named the city of San Diego’s “No Time to Waste, No Water to Waste” outreach campaign a winner of its 2009 Public Communications Achievement Award during the group’s annual conference in Chicago. The honours, announced Monday, were shared with Vancouver, British Columbia. In both Cities the installation of “Water Saving Showers and Aerators drastically reduced  water consumption.

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Swindon turns the taps off in bid to become UK’s most water-efficient town

Swindon is hoping to set an example to the rest of the UK as the town embarks on an ambitious challenge to reduce its water use. Over the next year, residents of the Wiltshire town will be supported in their efforts to save water at home as part of the new Save Water Swindon campaign launched today by WWF-UK, Waterwise and Thames Water. This will ease pressures on rivers and the natural environment, whilst helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Swindon is in an area deemed ‘seriously water stressed’ by the Environment Agency. These are areas where population density is high and water is scarcer than anywhere else in England and Wales. Despite this, the average person in Swindon uses 164 litres per person per day – a much higher amount than the national average of 148 litres per person and the Government’s target of 130 litres per day. By installing water saving showers in the bathroom and water saving aerators good results would be achieved to reach the goal.

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Malaysia is planning to introduce a water conservation surcharge

Malaysia is planning to introduce a water conservation surcharge, like Singapore, from the third quarter of 2010. This surcharge is necessary to cultivate a water-saving society in Penang.

Malaysia is small state with limited water resources and they must avoid a water crisis. The domestic consumers are using an average of 286 litres of water per person per day. This is too much — the amount recommended by the United Nations is only 165 litres per person per day. It is hoped that the water conservation surcharge will help to reduce domestic consumption to 233 litres of water per person per day which is still higher than the national average of 205 litres per person per day. The use of aerators and water saving showers should be installed in all homes and business premises so that the goal can be achieved.

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Businesses are also being urged to look at becoming more water wise in the UK!

A campaign seeks to raise awareness of the benefits of water saving at home, in businesses and in schools, as well as helping water users to rethink their attitude to water and realise the importance of being water wise. Statistics show that national average water consumption per person per day is about 150 litres, while industry and commerce in the UK consume 1300 million m3 of water every year.

As part of its commitment to reducing regional water use, Resource Efficiency East is helping small businesses in the region to address this issue by offering a free review that aims to identify measures which could be implemented in order to reduce water use and save money as a result.

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Saving Water at the Tour de France

The issue of saving water and the concerns that go along with it – has been highlighted by efforts undertaken at the Tour de France this year.
As cyclists race through the Pyrenees throughout July, any who are seen to discard plastic water bottles by the side of the road have been told they will be condemned by the event’s organisers. While many households and businesses are becoming more aware of the importance of water saving  both in terms of conserving the precious resource and reducing carbon emissions associated with its processing and delivery – the packaging of bottled water adds a third environmental hazard. Hopefully the Hotels where the teams stay are also equipped with water saving aerators and water saving shower.