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Waterwise and WWF launch short guide for water retrofits

28 September 2012

The guide: Planning effective water efficiency initiatives: Learning from the Evidence Base, Save Water Swindon and Tap into Savings, is now available

On Tuesday 25 September, Waterwise hosted a sold-out session best practice for planning and delivering water efficiency retrofits. The event was sponsored by Defra, and held conjunction with the launch of the guide Planning effective water efficiency initiatives: Learning from the Evidence Base, Save Water Swindon and Tap into Savings.

This practical guide, developed by Waterwise with WWF, draws on two major water efficiency retrofit programmes (Tap into Savings and Save Water Swindon), as well as projects included in the Waterwise Evidence Base, to provide direction for those designing a water efficiency retrofitting project. The primary audience is water companies, and will help them put demand management at the heart of their WRMPs and PR14 plans.

The event included talks from water company representatives, and Defra and Ofwat, as well as simulation exercise on designing a retrofit programme for a fictional town.

The event was chaired by Waterwise MD Jacob Tompkins, who afterwards said “the fact the event was over-subscribed, and the level of engagement during the entire session today, shows that there is a real appetite for this type of work in the UK.”

One of the presenters, Tom Andrewartha, of Essex & Suffolk Water, said, “This guide brings together best practice from water companies across the UK, and provides a template for future water efficiency retrofit programmes.”

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