Why measure water use impacts?
Large parts of the UK are now classified as being water-stressed. Moreover, the regulatory environment around water use and water losses has tightened considerably in recent decades. Events place very different stresses on both physical amounts of water used and in terms of pressures on water infrastructure. While event hosting and construction of venues can create pressures in terms of pollution of water courses, or in the case of very large events, redirection of water courses, we expect the emphasis in the UK to be far more around physical water use around the time of the event, and in preparation for events.