The Awards focus on aspects of sustainability and the environmental and business improvements they drive. The entries are judged on initiatives, projects, products or strategy that show excellence, commitment, credibility and concrete results.

Project “AquaFund” is a multi-million pound investment fund available to public sector organisations to reduce water consumption and costs.

Under the AquaFund scheme, supplied by water management specialists ADSM, the University was provided with everything necessary to make their water efficiencies and financial savings including: the full grant, consultancy services, site audits and state-of-the-art water saving technologies, tariff and water data analysis, together with a full water bureau service, bill validation and ongoing monitoring.

The result of the four year project has seen water usage reduced by over 200 million litres and also financial savings in excess of £500,000.

The initiative also provides much needed support to developing countries who suffer extreme water poverty. Since 2010, the universities involvement in the scheme has helped assist over 400,000 people to obtain fresh water and sanitation.

With a record number of entries to the Awards this year the University of Liverpool and ADSM (AquaFund) are delighted to be named as finalists in the Water Management Category.

The judging panel will be headed by chairman of the Environment Agency Lord Chris Smith and winners will be announced at a black tie event on the 21st November.

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