Water Management - Implementation & Operation
The Defence Estate Water Strategy aims to deliver the objectives of the Defence Estate Water Policy and comprises a comprehensive set of strategic goals and actions under four broad themes:
- Improving the Efficiency of Existing Assets and Equipment: Defence manages a diverse and unique asset portfolio. This theme explores opportunities for Defence to improve the water efficiency of these diverse assets and enhance water security in an environment of ageing infrastructure ;and constrained budgets.
- Providing Efficient New Infrastructure and Equipment: Infrastructure and equipment built/purchased today will be in service for many years to come. This theme identifies how Defence can ensure that capital planning and procurement decisions made today consider water use and deliver sustainable outcomes.
- Using Water from Alternative Sources: This theme identifies how Defence can expand its use of non-potable water, especially for irrigation and wash down purposes, where it provides value for money to do so.
- Driving Water Saving Behaviour: This theme includes actions to build an enabling culture that supports delivery of the Strategy. The theme identifies initiatives to educate staff so they understand the importance of water conservation; to provide people with the information and skills they need to identify water efficiency initiatives; and to acknowledge and reward efforts toward improving water performance.