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  • by Karma Loveday

Environment profession calls for mandate from next government on water standards

Environment professionals have called on the next government to mandate “standards for a range of sustainable water considerations” including “water efficiency labelling and an ambitious per capita consumption target.”

In its “manifesto for the 2019 election.” the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management said its research findings show tightening minimum standards and building regulations for water using products could deliver around 1,000 Ml/d of savings in water use by 2065, compared to current ambition.

in the manifesto, Britain’s climate and ecological emergency, CIWEM said tighter standards should also drive increased rainwater harvesting, green roofs “and other multifunctional sustainable drainage components.”

It added: “Local authorities who want to go beyond current building regulations should not be restricted from doing so.”

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