Dalhousie has a number of water initiatives underway including:
- Reducing water consumption - through projects such as adding sensors to older urinal tanks, purchasing low flow fixtures and toilets for new buildings, water drip surveys, retrofitting existing fixtures in retrofit projects; adding rain water cisterns in new buildings, and retrofitting large research water units to recycle water (Aquatron).
- Supporting reduction of bottled water through activities such as passing of water plegde, installing new water fountains that have easy access to reusable bottles, holding bottle-free events, testing potable water, and promoting water jugs in catering.
- Enhancing monitoring by adding pulse duplicators to building water meters to feed near time data back to building automation system to diagnose problems and track savings.
- In the future a number of projects are planned including retrofitting water-cooled equipment that dumps water to drain and completing a comprehensive water fixture audit.