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EPiC database - Water

Version 2 2020-12-10, 20:49
Version 1 2019-11-20, 05:28
posted on 2020-12-10, 20:49 authored by Robert CrawfordRobert Crawford, André StephanAndré Stephan, Fabian PrideauxFabian Prideaux
This material is part of the free Environmental Performance in Construction (EPiC) Database. The EPiC Database contains embodied environmental flow coefficients for 250+ construction materials using a comprehensive hybrid life cycle inventory approach.

Water is used in significant quantities for construction activities, site preparation and as a material additive/solvent. It is also essential for all known forms of life on earth.

Although water covers approximately 70% of the earth's surface, only a small proportion is readily available for use in construction projects. With a growing population, and increasing demand for housing, construction and infrastructure projects, water is becoming an increasingly scarce resource.