Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.31
Liaison Vusal Karimli
Submission Date June 1, 2022

STARS v2.2

Western Caspian University
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.85 / 4.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Level of ”Physical Risk Quantity” for the institution’s main campus as indicated by the World Resources Institute Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
Low to Medium

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 152,314,000 Cubic Metres 244,757,000 Cubic Metres

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 152,314,000 Cubic Metres 244,757,000 Cubic Metres

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period Jan. 1, 2020 Dec. 1, 2021
Baseline Period Jan. 1, 2019 Dec. 1, 2020

A brief description of when and why the water use baseline was adopted:

2020 was the year that the University released it's first Climate Action Plan. It is useful by comparing that baseline year to see the impact of our physical growth on the metrics.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 3,245 4,000
Number of employees resident on-site 424 500
Number of other individuals resident on-site 150 158
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 2,850 3,245
Full-time equivalent of employees 350 424
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 395 395
Weighted campus users 3,819 4,658

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 152,314,000 Cubic Metres 244,757,000 Cubic Metres

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
26.63

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 3,186,882.82 Gross Square Metres 3,186,882.82 Gross Square Metres

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 47.79 Cubic Metres / GSM 76.80 Cubic Metres / GSM

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
37.77

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 5 Hectares 5 Hectares

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 30,462,800 Cubic Metres / Hectare 48,951,400 Cubic Metres / Hectare

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
37.77

A brief description of the institution's water-related behavior change initiatives:
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A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:
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A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace plumbing fixtures, fittings, appliances, equipment, and systems with water-efficient alternatives:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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