Conserving water

We acknowledge that potable water is a precious resource, that may become scarce as we begin to feel the impacts of climate change. We actively conserve water, and are working on the best ways to bring recycled water to our precinct for use for non-potable purposes.

We set a goal of reducing potable water use by 20 per cent per passenger by 2020 from the 2012 baseline. We established our first water minimisation plan in 2013, and updated it in 2016, to support progress against our target.

As we draw to the end of our target period, we can see that our early progress against our 2020 target was strong. Over recent years, following uptake of ‘low hanging fruit’ initiatives, the pace of our progress has slowed.

Water efficiency in our terminals

We are continuing to implement a rolling programme of upgrading fixtures and fittings that support water efficiency in-use, and prevent leaks.

All upgrades that are part of our 30-year aeronautical infrastructure investment programme include a third pipe to allow the use of recycled water when it becomes available across the precinct.