Water Auditing, Water Footprint, Water Conservation & Management techniques in Facility Level Applications


Fresh water is becoming a scarce natural resource due to water pollution and increasing demand on water. As a result water has to manage in a proper way with more focus on improved water use efficiency.

Water efficiency at industrial scale could be achieved by conducting a water audit. A Water Audit is a “Systematic Approach of Identifying, Measuring, Monitoring and Reducing the water consumption by various activities in an Industry”. One should know exactly how the water is being used in his premises prior to planning any water management program and it is achieved by conducting a water audit.

The water footprint is a measure of humanity’s appropriation of fresh water in volumes of water consumed and/or polluted. The water footprint of a product (good or service) is the total volume of fresh water used to produce the product, summed over the various steps of the production chain. The indirect water use refers to the water that is used to produce the goods and services consumed by the individual or community. A water footprint is more than a figure for the total water volume used; it refers specifically to the type of water use and where and when the water was used. The ISO standard (ISO 14046:2014) aims to provide a harmonized framework that can be used for a transparent, consistent, and credible assessment and reporting of water footprint results of products, processes, or organizations. According to the standard, a water footprint assessment should consider water consumption in all stages of the life cycle of a product from raw material acquisition to final disposal.

Objectives of the program

The main objective of this training program is to make industrialists aware in identifying their water consumption pattern, water saving potentials, quantifying water footprint and thereby to reduce the water consumption through a proper water management plan (WMP).

Program Content

• Water auditing – the concept & how to conduct a water audit in your industry, office complex etc.

• Undertaking a water balance

• Water measurements & quantification techniques

• Calculating Water footprint according to Water Footprint Assessment Guideline and ISO 14046:2014 standard

• Reducing water footprint with water conservation methods at industry level

• Developing a water management plan (WMP)

• Case studies


Upon Completion of the two day training program, a certificate will be awarded to the participants.

Target group

Target group of participants for this program include industrial Personnel, Facility management engineers, and policy makers.


The training programme will be held at Plastic and Rubber Institute (PRI), 341/12, Kotte Road, Rajagiriya.

Total Fee

The total charge for participation will be LKR. 12,500/= per person inclusive of course materials, meals and refreshments.

Applications and how to enroll

The application form is enclosed herewith. The duly completed application form should be sent by e-mail or fax (011 2822274) to Ms. Nisansala Ranundeniya - nsranundeniya@gmail.com or nisansala@ncpcsrilanka.org on or before 22nd February 2018.

Upon submission of application, the applicant will be informed to register for the programme by paying the full amount of course fee (i.e. LKR 12,500/=) on or before 22nd February 2018. However as only twenty five (25) paid participants are enrolled for the program, the seats will be reserved upon registration on “first come first served” basis. Hence the prospective participants are kindly requested to submit the application form as early as possible and enroll without delay.

National Cleaner Production Centre, Sri Lanka
No.66/1, Dewala Road, Nugegoda.
Tel: 011 2 822 272 / 3, 011 7634180/1
Mob: 076 3162447
Fax: 011-2827274

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