As a large, research-intensive university, we consume a significant amount of water—about 3.7 billion litres per year in 2016/17 (including market housing), enough to fill 1,600 Olympic-sized swimming pools. In 2016/17, UBC achieved a 47 per cent reduction in water consumption in institutional buildings compared to 2000 levels (adjusted for growth), which translated to a 66 per cent decrease on a per student basis. Our long-term vision is to create a campus-wide closed loop water system, and we’re developing a Water Action Plan and an Integrated Stormwater Management Plan to help us achieve our goal.