Water management is the process of optimizing water usage in a system or facility. To optimize water use, an organization must reduce water consumption and costs while also minimizing water pollution. There are many benefits to effectively managing water systems. These include maintaining the quantity and quality of water, reducing operating costs, increasing climate change resilience, and developing stronger relationships between tourism operations and the local community. 

Assessing water consumption is the first step in developing an effective energy management strategy. The key steps to assess and reduce your organization’s energy consumption include establishing a baseline, identifying areas for improvement, developing an action plan, monitoring your progress and evaluating whether you’ve been successful or if adjustments are needed.

The BCTSN Guide to Water Management in the tourism sector covers several topics, including:

  • Water availability across BC
  • Assessing water consumption
  • Costs associated with water management
  • Solutions for water conservation in the tourism sector
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Adams River, near Shuswap Lake.

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