BRITAIN'S FIRST national water benchmarking scheme should help businesses reduce water use by 30% and recoup up to £500m in lost annual revenue.
Free for UK commercial organisations, the AquaMark project is the largest of its kind, and hopes to put Britain at the forefront of the water benchmarking.
The multi-million pound research project is managed by consultants ADSM and has the support of the water industry, regulators OFWAT, The Environment Agency, and leading research experts BRE, BSRIA and the University of Oxford.
The initiative will provide organisations with sophisticated benchmarks that give essential information to accurately target over-consumption for their business category. The scheme is the first of its kind and replaces out-dated methods and assessments for reducing water usage in buildings, and for the first time brings water to the forefront of utilities.
“Right now there exists a real opportunity for UK organisations, both large and small, to participate in this ground-breaking research project,” commented Patrick McCart, Founder and Director, ADSM. “Britain is set to become the global advisor on sustainable water supplies for commercial users. The recent events experienced in California and São Paulo, have highlighted how essential it is that businesses and organisations are supported with all the necessary tools to combat water scarcity.”