Water Saving Without Compromising on Performance


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Though roughly 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, once the world’s oceans, along with polar ice caps, glaciers and so forth are accounted for, only 1% of that figure is suitable for human consumption.

Globally, access to an adequate supply of clean, portable water has become a major cause for concern. It is estimated that over a billion people lack access to water and another 2.7 billion find it scarce for at least one month of the year.

Focusing on domestic consumption, this CPD presentation is untended to shine a light on solutions to the problem of water wastage.

Beginning by identifying the scale of the problem, our speaker will go on to identify the various certification schemes (including WELS) that are intended to address it, as well as the various fittings and appliances that specifiers can employ to minimise the consumption of what is a precious resource.

By the end of this session, you should be able to:

• Explain why water scarcity has become a cause for concern, both globally and here in Australia

• Identify the ways in which domestic Australian consumers use water, as well as the areas in which there is potential for them to save this resource.

• Outline the regulatory framework associated with plumbing systems and water savings in Australia, as well as the various international certification schemes associated with sustainable water usage.

• Identify the various types of sanitaryware products, plumbing systems and appliances that can help consumers reduce water consumption.


Steven Higgins is a distinguished professional in the bathroom industry, boasting an impressive career spanning two decades. With a focus on representing some of the world’s largest bathroom fittings brands in the Australian and New Zealand market, Steven has been a key player in elevating products available through collaboration with international brands to make them meet required approvals and relevant locally.

Having held pivotal roles at renowned leading local bathroom fittings suppliers and leading European manufacturers, Steven’s journey reflects his commitment to delivering the best. His expertise extends to his current position at GROHE, a leading brand under the Lixil umbrella. At GROHE, Steven continues to shape the landscape of bathroom innovation, staying at the forefront of trends and advancements. Throughout his career, Steven has been a driving force in bringing relevant and cutting-edge products to the Australian market. His passion for design is evident in his dedication to delivering aesthetically pleasing and functionally superior solutions. Beyond design, Steven is a staunch advocate for sustainability, integrating eco-friendly products.


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1 Formal CPD Point