Sustainability Report 2012 - page 12

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Water
Water is an essential component of our
construction and engineering operations and
we recognize that water scarcity is an issue
around the world, especially in the Middle East.
We work diligently to ensure that this scare
resource is deployed responsibly.
For 2012, our total fresh water usage was
228 million m
3
, of which almost 1/3 is being
recycled.
This has become our starting baseline. Our
ambition is to continue to optimize fresh water
usage.
We hope to achieve this target by continuing
to equip CCC facilities with advanced
technologies for reducing, recovering,
recycling, and reusing water in an atmosphere
of increased awareness.
In our offices we deployed specific measures
such as:
• Replacing old single flush toilet tanks with
more efficient dual flush toilet tanks
• Replacing the toilet/kitchen faucets with
low flow faucets
• Installing water meters to measure water
consumption per building.
• Scheduling regular maintenance to detect
leaks.
• Conducting a study on the suitable ad-
vanced irrigation system.
On our construction sites, we implement water
recycling and reuse water for tree irrigation on
projects located in water-scarce regions such
as Saudi Arabia and UAE. We also monitor the
discharge aspects such as effluent temperature
and organic concentrations to help minimize
the intensity impacts of our water discharge on
local flora and fauna.
CCC by definition is as an integrated solutions
supplier and has been involved in water
treatment and desalination plants globally,
leveraging ACWA, its specialized affiliate, on
this topic.
Access to water is a fundamental
human right and as such it was the first
new right to be added to the Universal
Declaration this century. Water is
increasingly becoming a scarce
resource due to the influence of the
climate, pollution, increasing demand
for food and the growing population.
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