• Water Extraction

    Water Extraction

    Water extraction: m3 water extracted

    Around the world, water is becoming an increasingly scarce resource, due to increased demand, and changes in patterns of rainfall. To recognise the value of water as a resource, and the damage that over-extraction from rivers and aquifers can cause, this category established by BRE, includes all water extraction, except:

    • Seawater
    • Water extracted for cooling or power generation and then returned to the same source with no change in water quality (water lost through evaporation would be included in the category)
    • Water stored in holding lakes on site for recirculation (‘top-up’ water from other sources would be included)
    • Rainwater collected for storage on site

    This category is measured using m3 of water extracted.


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