Dalhousie University’s Eco-Efficiency Centre publishes Industrial Best Practices for Water Management Guide


In partnership with the Salamander Foundation, Dalhousie University's Eco-Efficiency Centre  has developed Industrial best practices for water management: A guide for industry to help reduce your water footprint. The report covers the current state of water management in industrial parks and discusses the implications that inefficient water use can have on operating costs and public perceptions of environmental responsibility.

In addition, the report details tips, solutions, and technologies to reduce water consumption, such as faucet aerators, proper metering, and updated plumbing. Encouraging managers to think of industrial parks as ecosystems, where the outputs of one organization are the inputs of another, the report includes a number of practical suggestions to make better use of water locally, such as through green roofs, stormwater management, and storage.

Industrial best practices for water management is a practical guide for business owners, planners, developers, and managers in industrial park operations, synthesizing the work of academic, professional, governmental, and non-governmental organizations from around the world.

Click here to download a copy of the Guide and learn about reducing resource consumption, enhancing operational efficiency, and incorporating the benefits of sustainable water management into decision-making. Email contact: eecentre@dal.ca


About the Eco-Efficiency Centre 

Dalhousie University’s Eco-Efficiency Centre is a non-profit environmental management centre supporting small- and medium-sized enterprises in Nova Scotia. Since 1998, the Centre has worked with several hundred businesses throughout Atlantic Canada, identifying opportunities to enhance productivity and optimize both environmental performance and operational efficiency.

Through personalized and cost-effective research and services, the Centre is an award-winning resource for businesses responding to the increasing focus on enterprise sustainability. Now that carbon footprints have become an indicator of corporate competitiveness, the Centre also provides businesses with tools and guidance on measuring and managing their energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.


Posted August 2009