Day and Time



Day 1

9:00 to 9:30 a.m.

Welcome, introductions and overview of course agenda (timeline, tools, resources and course content)


9:30 to 10:15

Consumption Patterns

Water Sources 

Water extraction/treatment

North America and beyond

River, lake, artesian, glacial melt water, rain capture

Case study

10:15 to 10:45



10:45 to Noon

Waste water treatment


Storm water management


Opportunity costs for no clean water

Macro technologies grid/non grid water e.g. tile beds, bio-filters

Key area not typically in an audit as savings not usually generated, but necessary

Health costs of dirty water

Noon to 1:00 p.m.



1:00 to 3:00

Consumption and Conservation



Usage, pricing, technologies to conserve including crop choices

3:00 to 3:15



3:15 to 5:00




Major uses, alternates, economics

Focus on domestic usage including irrigation, pools, includes consumption rules of thumb

Day 2



9:00 to 10:15 a.m.

Economic Tools



Incentives/impediments to consumption

Ownership models


Types of metering, cost recovery models

Ways to encourage conservation/limit consumption

The water industry 101

10:15 to 10:30



10:30 to noon

Your organisation

Baseline and benchmarking

Assessment tools - economic, environmental


Methodology, key indices

How to measure program results: financial, NPV etc.

Noon to 1 p.m.



1:00 to 3:00 

Class Case Study (in groups)


Baseline development


Retrofit planning

Raw bills from an organization, apportion usage etc.

Generate baseline, retrofit program, financial review

Generate discussion as to strategies to reduce - includes macro opportunities

3:00 to 3:15



3:15 to 5:00

Financial Analysis

Summarise/develop presentation


Group Presentation



Generate discussion on strategies to reduce, including macro opportunities