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Water Sensitive Design

Water is essential to life. It is predicted that by 2025 1.8 billion people will be affected by water scarcity. New Zealand is not immune, many regions are predicted to experience extended periods of drought. The built environment is responsible for a large percentage of potable the water use. This category aims to promote the following influential strategies

·         Efficient fixtures and fittings
·         Rainwater harvesting
·         Water recycling systems
·         Water metering and leak detection devices
·         Selection of drought tolerant and native plants
·         Efficient landscape irrigation systems
·         Swales, raingardens and stormwater retention/detention devices