Dalhousie Offers Industrial Best Practices for Water
Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Dalhousie University’s Eco-Efficiency Centre in partnership with the Salamander Foundation has developed "Industrial Best Practices for Water Management: A guide for industry to help reduce its water footprint."
The report covers the current state of water management in Canadian industrial parks and discusses the implications that inefficient water use can have not only on elevated operating costs, but 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 planners, developers, and managers in industrial park operations, synthesizing the work of academic, professional, governmental, and non-governmental organizations from around the world. It strives to be a valuable reference guide on reducing resource consumption, enhancing operational efficiency, and incorporating the benefits of sustainable water management into decision-making.