Dalhousie has a number of water initiatives underway including:
- Reducing water consumption - The University has completed many water efficiency projects such as adding sensors to older urinal tanks, installing low flow fixtures and toilets for new and existing buildings, adding rain water cisterns in new buildings, and retrofitting large research water units to recycle water (Aquatron). Upcoming projects are focusing on reducing water used for cooling equipment and air and in research.
- Supporting reduction of bottled water through activities such as passing of water pledge, 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.