Collaborative innovation within the water sector is currently high on the agenda, thanks to the Ofwat Innovation Fund. A team from the University of Sheffield has distilled its work on how best to build partnering relationships that lead to viable innovations into a new downloadable guide for the sector.
Planning policy at national and local level should consider water neutrality and greater ambition on efficiency for new homes and developments to meet housing and population needs in the coming decades. This is according to a panel of experts brought together by Waterwise.
Better understanding of how to use the eco-settings on home appliances as well as choosing appropriate products for a household is essential to cut water and energy usage, according to the head of manufacturers association AMDEA
Severn Trent will begin paying water retailers to encourage their customers to use less water during times of high demand. The trial, aimed at reducing demand during the summer, will offer a number of incentives including peak-demand alerts and cash incentives to lower consumption at key times.
Waterwise is using this year's Water Saving Week to get people talking about the need to use water efficiently outside of the home. Its content will explore how water is used in businesses, community buildings and other non-household locations to get people to take action on saving water
Installing one million smart water meters each year could cut the UK's greenhouse gas emissions by 0.5 per cent over the next 15 years. The impact of smart water meters on reducing the UK’s carbon emissions has been calculated in a new report by Waterwise and Arqiva that suggests a nationwide rollout would save one billion litres of water daily.
Affinity's customers have saved thousands of litres of water in the past few months thanks to virtual home visits that let the company remotely share advice on reducing consumption without entering peoples' homes.
David Black, who will become Ofwat's interim chief executive next month, has suggested end-of-period adjustments to performance commitments relating to water consumption rather than changing the targets during the period to allow for coronavirus impacts.