Waterwise 2012 conference on engaging water users

16 January 2012

The 7th annual Waterwise water efficiency conference is an important opportunity to look at ways to improve water efficiency – sure to be a big topic this year.

With the recent release of the Water White Paper and a drought looming, water will be on everyone's minds this year. But getting water users to think about how they use water is still a fundamental challenge for water efficiency. From monthly newsletters to supermarket giveaways, from home retrofits to retweets and Facebook likes, there are more ways than ever to interact with the people who use water. 

However, the journey from awareness to action is far from clear; at our conference we will explore successes and failures from past water efficiency initiatives and try to draw some conclusions about the best ways to improve buy-in. This applies to water usage both at home and at work. That's why the theme of our 2012 conference is 'Engaging water users'.

This year's conference will be in Oxford at Lady Margaret Hall on the 21st and 22nd of March, to coincide with World Water Day.

As always a mix of exhibitions, presentations, networking time, and other events (breakfast briefings, breakout sessions, etc.) will give key stakeholders and players in water efficiency – water companies, product manufacturers, policy makers, NGOs, academics, and more – plenty of opportunity to discuss pressing developments and relevant issues.

Panel topics are 'Understanding water users', 'Methods of engagement', and 'Cooperation in communication'. There is also a great line-up of speakers, including Water Minister Richard Benyon (TBC), Waterwise Chair Alan Alexander, and the Environment Agency's Head of Water Ian Barker.

For more information see our conference webpage.

Sign up for the conference before the end of January to get 20% off of overall registration.

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