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2021

Professor Junghoon Lee of Yonsei University hosts "Sambangsu Living Lab" with Gimhae-si and Sambang-gu.

Professor Junghoon Lee of Yonsei University's Graduate School of Information, along with Gimhae City, held a launching ceremony for "Sambangsu Living Lab" for ordinary citizens in Sambang-gu, Gimhae City. The second citizen-participating Living Lab event was also held, and a total of four Living Lab events will be held, starting with this. Citizens directly participate to solve urban society problems and realize safe and convenient smart urbanization through efficient urban water resource management, contributing to the achievement of SDG 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate.

Yonsei University Water Consumption Tracking (2020)

Yonsei University's Office of Property Management conducted water consumption tracking on Sinchon Campus. In 2019, a total of 913,022,000 L of water was used at Sinchon Campus. Yonsei University plays a role corresponding to achieving SDG 6.2.1 through continuous water tracking and monitoring.

Water Usage and Care Provision Free Drinking Water

Yonsei University installed drinking water fountains that school members can drink on campus both indoor and outdoor. It conducted water quality tests to create an environment where they can drink safe water in convenience facilities. The endeavor regarding water usage and care provision free drinking water can serve SDG 6.3 By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardouschemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.

Water Usage and Care Plant Landscapes
Yonsei University planted 8,169 drought-tolerant plants with a total of 1,619 species, accounting for 19.82% of all school tree species. Through this, Yonsei University is trying to protect water resources and build a sustainable campus environment. It continues to contribute to the achievement of SDG 6.3.5 by promoting water-conscious planting, landscaping, and management under the supervision of the Office of Property Management.
Water reuse measurement

Yonsei University Songdo International Campus strives to reuse water steadily via the existing water supply system from March 2019 to February 2021. The International Campus has reused 29,498 m3 of water during 2020 and actively contributes to the SDG 6.4.2 indicator through the ongoing management of the Office of Property Management.

Water Usage and Care Building Standards to Minimise Water Use

Yonsei University Baekyang Nuri received the highest grade in the green building certification review and included eco-friendly factors such as water circulation management, renewable energy use, and green space construction. Yonsei University cares about water-conscious building standards and applies building standards to minimize water use dealing with SDG 6.3.

Water Usage and Care Process Prevent Polluted Water Entering Water System

Yonsei University established a water treatment plant to prevent contaminated water from entering the water system, providing wastewater treatment facilities on campus.To prevent water system pollution, Yonsei University contributes to achieve SDG 6.3 By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.

2022

THE IR 6.2.1_Water consumption tracking_Yonsei University (2021)

Yonsei University’s Office of Property Management regularly conducts water consumption tracking on entire campus. A a total of 693,594,000L of water was used at Sinchon Campus. Yonsei University plays a role corresponding to achieving THE IR 6.2.1 through continuous water tracking and monitoring.

THE IR 6.3.3_Free drinking water provided

Yonsei University installed drinking water fountains that school members can drink on campus. It conducted water quality tests and maintenancement through regular check of filter to create an environment where all the community can drink safe water in convenience facilities.

Please take it as reference when accessing.

Additional Sources
1) Water Quality Analysis Results for Water Purifier (2021)
2) List of water purifiers on campus and filter replacement history (2021)

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THE IR 6.4.2_Water re-use measurement

Yonsei University strives to reuse water steadily and measure the reuse of water across the university via the existing water supply system from March 2021 to February 2022. Yonsei Universityhas reused 44,031,000 L of water during 2021 and actively contributes to the SDG 6 indicator through the ongoing management of the Office of Property Management. 

<Source: Office of Property Management>

THE IR 6.3.5_Water-conscious planting

Yonsei University has great landscaping and planting accessible for all.

Yonsei University Campus, where you can enjoy the green environment even in the center of the urban city, is planted with drought-resistant dry tree species, preventing the depletion of Water Resources and contributing to SDG 6. Clean Water and Sanitation.

Please check the details of the attachment for details of the 2021 data

Yonsei University' Water-conscious planting

 

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2023

[THE Impact Rankings] 6.2.1 Water Consumption Tracking

At Yonsei University, the Office of Facilities diligently monitors water consumption across the entire campus. In the past year (2022), our Sinchon Campus utilized a total of 854,328,000 liters of water. This active tracking and consistent monitoring of water usage align with Yonsei University's commitment to contributing to THE Impact Rankings metric number 6.2.1, supporting our dedication to responsible water management.

THE Impact Rankings 2024 - 6.2.1 Water Consumption Tracking (Sinchon Campus, 2022)

 THE Impact Rankings 2024 - 6.2.1 Water Consumption Tracking (International Campus, 2022)

[THE Impact Rankings] 6.3.1 Waste Water Treatment, 6.3.2 Preventing Water System Pollution

Office of Facilities at Sinchon Campus and General Administration at International Campus respectively operate waste water treatment facilities. 

News on construction of waste water treatment facilities at Sinchon Campus (click)

Following are the photos of the facailities in both campus. Yonsei University is dedicated to staunchly preventing water system pollution by thoroughly managing the facilities (waste water, treated water) every month. Please check out detailed information (blueprints, list of equipment, relevant documents, etc.) from the link below.

▶ Sinchon Campus
Waste water treatment facilities (Yonsei University Sinchon Campus)

▶ International Campus
Waste water treatment facilities (Yonsei University International Campus)

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[THE Impact Rankings] 6.3.3 Free Drinking Water Provided

At Yonsei University, we have installed free drinking water fountains across campus, ensuring easy access for all members of our community. These fountains are regularly maintained and undergo routine water quality tests. Our commitment to maintaining the filters guarantees a safe and convenient environment, ensuring that everyone has access to clean and safe drinking water facilities.

Please refer to the following links for detailed information on water fountain facilities in campus.

List of water purifiers on campus and filter replacement records (2022, click)

Following are the photos of water fountains and purifiers across the campus. They are all carefully managed and installed in public spaces.

Water purifier in Yonsei University (Appenzeller Hall)  (Appenzeller Hall)

Water fountain in Student Union Building (Student Union Building)

Water fountain in 1,4 Engineering Hall (Engineering Hall 1, 4)

 

[THE Impact Rankings] 6.3.4 Water-Conscious Building Standards, 11.4.8 Planning Development: New Build Standards

Yonsei University is dedicated to sustainable building practices that prioritize water conservation. Our commitment to water-conscious building standards is evident in our adherence to rigorous criteria and evidence-based standards. We ensure that our construction and maintenance practices align with eco-friendly guidelines to minimize water usage. The criteria below serve as evidence of our dedication to employing sustainable building methods, promoting water conservation, and contributing to a greener, more environmentally responsible campus.

Water consciuos building standards

Biosystems Research Center is under construction on the site between Science Research Center and Advanced Science & Technology Center and is expected to be completed in 2024. Before breaking ground on the Center, Yonsei University conducted various assessments considering vehicle traffic, pedestrian safety, and environmental issues, achieving the highest grade in Green Standard for Energy and Environmental Design (G-SEED). After the completion of Baekyangnuri (The Commons), Yonsei University has been at the forefront of environmentally friendly construction by comprehensively considering various environmental factors, including conscious water usage, in the construction of new facilities.

[THE Impact Rankings] 6.3.5 Water Conscious Planting

Yonsei University's commitment to water-conscious planting underscores our focus on sustainable landscaping practices. We prioritize the use of drought-tolerant tree species to reduce water consumption across our campus. The information provided below about drought-tolerant tree species serves as evidence of our dedication to fostering a greener and more water-efficient environment. Our deliberate selection and implementation of these species align with our mission to promote sustainable practices and minimize water usage in our landscaping efforts.

Please tap (or click) more to view full information on tree species around the campus.

Water conscious planting on campus

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[THE Impact Rankings] 6.4.1 Water Reuse Policy, 6.4.2 Water Reuse Management, 6.5.4 Sustainable Water Extraction on Campus

Yonsei University is dedicated to water conservation through our water reuse policy. Our commitment is demonstrated through stringent adherence to relevant laws and regulations outlined in the additional documents (please click or tap "more" below).

Our records on water reuse, including the collection of precipitation (rain) and the treatment of water, illustrate our proactive measures towards sustainability. These practices highlight our focus on maximizing the use of reclaimed water, promoting a responsible approach to resource conservation.

Our institution stands by the mission to implement eco-friendly strategies, such as water reuse, aligning with our vision for a more sustainable and environmentally conscious campus.

▶ Sinchon Campus
Amount of water collected from precipitation (Sinchon Campus)

Amount of treated water (Sinchon Campus)

▶ International Campus

Amount of treated water (International Campus)

 

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[THE Impact Rankings] 6.5.1 Water Management Educational Opportunities, 6.5.2 Promoting Conscious Water Usage, 6.5.3 Off-Campus Water Conservation Support

Yonsei University promotes conscious water usage campaign all around the campus' toilets through producing and distrobuting the "Save the Water" stickers. This program is also still on-going in 2023.

The campaign encourages Yonsei University community to use water more consciously and cautiously.

▶ Water-use minimizing toilet

Water use minimizing toilet

▶ "Save the water" stickers distributed around the campus toilets

▶ On- and off-campus campaigns for conscious water usage

On- and off-campus water conservation campaign

Also, please click below to check out the lecture open to everyone on conscious water usage.

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[THE Impact Rankings] 6.5.5 Cooperation on Water Security

Yonsei University's commitment extends beyond our campus borders as we actively engage with local, regional, and global governments to champion water security initiatives. Our policies and proactive efforts are aimed at fostering collaborations with governmental bodies to address water security challenges.

The cases outlined in the link below underscore our active involvement in relevant projects and partnerships, showcasing our commitment to this critical cause. Through these engagements, we contribute expertise and participate in strategic discussions to drive water security efforts, both locally and on a global scale.

Yonsei University is dedicated to fostering sustainable solutions, promoting responsible water management, and playing an active role in advancing water security beyond our institution's boundaries.

▶ Introducing the major cases of cooperation to achieve domestic and overseas water security

  1. Participation in the 5th Infrastructure Asset Management Seminar (Click, Professor Sung-yeon Hwang from the Department of Civil Environmental Engineering)
    ★ Cooperation with Korea Water Cluster, an affiliated agency of the Ministry of Environment and Daegu Metropolitan City)

  2. Agreement on Tackling the Climate Crises and Developing Sustainable Water Supply Sources with Vietnam Academy for Water Resources (Click)
    ★ Click here to discover more about Vietnam Academy for Water Resources

  3. Participation in Korea International Water Week 2022 (Click, Professor Joonhong Park from the Department of Civil Environmental Engineering)
    ★ Cooperation with Korea Environment Corporation

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2024

[QS GG6] Campus-wide Water Consumption

In 2023 (academic year*), 793,092m3 of water has consumbed campus-wide.

 

* Academic year: March 2023 - February 2024

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