Day and Time

Topic

 

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

Break

 

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.

Lunch

 

1:00 to 3:00

Consumption and Conservation

Agriculture

 

Usage, pricing, technologies to conserve including crop choices

3:00 to 3:15

Break

 

3:15 to 5:00

Industry

 

Buildings

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

Metering

 

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

Break

 

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.

Lunch

 

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

Break

 

3:15 to 5:00

Financial Analysis

Summarise/develop presentation

 

Group Presentation

Summary

 

Generate discussion on strategies to reduce, including macro opportunities