Presentation Slides

UCSB Water Action Plan:
Developing a Successful Template
University of California, Santa Barbara
AASHE 2012
October 15, 2012
Matthew O’Carroll & Briana Seapy
Overview of Talk
Water Action Plan (WAP): Motivation
 Developing a Water Action Plan
◦ Defining Scope
◦ Documentation of Water Use at UCSB
 Data Collection
◦ Baseline to Benchmark
 Selection Methodology
◦ Identifying Key Practices & Trends in Water Conservation
◦ Suggesting Future Water Conservation Efforts
 Making Recommendations Using CBA and CEA
◦ Making Your WAP a Living Successful Document
UCSB WAP Template
Water Action Plan (WAP): Motivation
University of California, Office of the President: Mandate
UCSB Future Challenges: Campus growth, Increasing water rates,
and Climate change
Developing a WAP: Defining Scope
Magnitude of UCSB Role in the Region/Local Watershed
Geographic Scope of Water Use
Temporal Scope
Water Scope
Developing a WAP:
Documentation of Water Use at UCSB
Data Collection: Quantitative and qualitative information
on UCSB’s water history (utilities statements, interviews,
Developing a WAP: Baseline to Benchmark
3-year Baseline (1996/1997-1998/1999)
 3-year “Benchmark” (2008/2009-2010/2011)
◦ Purpose: to encourage UCSB to strive for further
Baseline to
Benchmark Reduction
Total Potable
Water/ WCU
Water/ GSF
Developing a WAP: Identifying Key Trends &
Practices in Water Conservation
Attributing potable water use reduction to past
campus actions
◦ Irrigation: Potable to reclaimed
◦ Industrial: Expansion of chilled water loop
◦ Infrastructure Upgrades: Bathroom retrofits
Suggesting Future Water Conservation Efforts
Cost Benefit Analysis
Laying out all the costs and benefits in a way
that predicts the economic value of water
conservation efforts
WAP-G Recommendation using CBA
Installation of a RF/NO System to treat waste and
storm water for use on landscapes, in toilets, and
as water to supplement cooling towers
Potential Scenarios: Off-site system at local
wastewater facility, centralized facility oncampus, decentralized filtration systems oncampus
Collaboration between UCSB, Goleta Sanitary
District, Goleta Water District
Suggesting Future Water Conservation Efforts
Cost Effective Analysis
Meeting water savings targets using least
cost intensive practices
WAP-G Recommendations
Bathroom/ shower retrofits
Weather-based Irrigation Controllers
Matched Precipitation (MP) Rotators
Xeriscaping Design
Scheduled Maintenance
A Living Successful Document
Goal Setting
◦ Realistic goals that align with future campus
plans (e.g. Long Range Development Plan)
◦ Annual or Bi-annual basis
◦ Sharing ideas and the document itself with
stakeholders and other universities
UCSB Water Action Plan Template
Background/ Introduction
Overall Importance
Regional Context
Campus Physical Context
Motivation Specific to Campus
Definition of Scope (geographic, temporal, water)
Campus Water Use Baselines
Campus Historical Water Use & Reduction Process
Campus Water Use Benchmark
Recommendations & Strategies to Achieve Future
Water Reduction Goals
 Financing Opportunities
 Conclusions & Future Steps
Contact Information
Email: [email protected]

similar documents