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2005

 

1 Septmeber 2005

Waterwise: Announcement of a major new water conservation initiative.

Waterwise is a new organisation set up and funded jointly by all the water companies. Acting independently, its aim is to increase demand-side action to meet public supply needs.

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4 August 2005

Short note on the potential for building water efficiency into Welsh housing stock.

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11 October 2005

Poll shows positive customer response to drought warnings

A recent MORI poll conducted jointly by waterwise and Water UK shows that customers have responded positively to drought warnings. The vast majority of customers are complying with the restrictions and almost 90% are going even further and are trying to reduce consumption in the home as well as the garden.

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6 December 2005

Government action on saving water welcomed

Waterwise has welcomed the Government’s announcement yesterday that it will regulate for dual-flush or low-flush toilets to be standard in houses, and its new draft Code for Sustainable Homes which contains a significant increase in the water efficiency standards for new houses.

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2006

 

1 June 2006

Behaviour change is the answer to ensuring a sustainable water supply for the UK

An industry summit, hosted by David Miliband, the new secretary of State for the Environment, was held today to ensure adequate long term water supplies.

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13 June 2006 

Experts meet to ensure a sustainable future for Scotland’s water supply.

Yesterday, Waterwise held a roundtable water efficiency discussion in Edinburgh hosted by Sarah Boyack MSP, the convenor of the Scottish Parliament’s Environment Committee. Key players from Scottish Water, the Parliament, the Scottish Executive, regulators, agriculture, business, consumer representatives and NGOs attended the roundtable, designed to share expertise and consider future measures to increase water efficiency. The discussion concluded that action on water efficiency needs to be taken now to prevent stresses on Scotland’s water supply similar to those experienced in the South-East of England.

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27 September 2006

Waterwise launches the UK’s first water efficiency Marque

To mark the start of the new water year, Waterwise will, today, launch the UK’s first annual water efficiency Marque to help consumers choose more water efficient products. The Marque will be awarded to products which use water efficiently or which reduce water wastage. Once awarded, a manufacturer will be able to use the Waterwise Marque to provide clear, independently endorsed, point of sale information to the buyer.

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8 November 2006

Waterwise launch new consumer friendly website to reduce water wastage in the UK.

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2007

 

21 February 2007

Waterwise and B&Q in new drive for water efficiency

Waterwise and B&Q have teamed up to launch a new water efficiency campaign. As part of this, B&Q has launched a range of water efficient products, bringing them to the UK mass market for the first time. Water efficiency is easy to achieve and this campaign is aiming to help consumers understand how they can contribute and make a difference.

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20 March 2007

Experts meet at Oxford University to discuss water efficiency.

The UK drought may be over for now, but the long term outlook is for more droughts and floods warns Waterwise.

This Thursday, on UN World Water Day, Waterwise is holding the 2nd Annual Water Efficiency Conference. The conference is looking at solutions to offset future droughts and will identify an action plan to ensure our water supply is protected for future generations.

The Conference brings together the leading policy makers, doers and thinkers on water efficiency, both as speakers and participants to discuss the economics of water efficiency in the natural and built environment. High level speakers include key regulators, practitioners from water companies and other industries, government and NGOs.

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1 October 2007

Marque the New Year with Waterwise.

1 October is New Year’s Day, at least for the hydrological cycle, when the rainy season begins and the groundwater is recharged. The last two years have seen the wettest and driest weather for a century. This shows that now more than ever, the need for better management of water. Waterwise will be reopening entries for the second round of the Waterwise Marque for the second year. The Marque will help consumers make more water efficient choices.

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1 November 2007

Average Brit downs 3600 pints a week, reveals new Waterwise report.

A Waterwise report reveals that the average Brit consumes 3600 pints a week1. Of water, that is! To produce one pint of beer it takes about 170 litres of water. And to produce one 150 gram burger it takes a staggering 2400 litres.

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2008

 

15 January 2008

Waterwise East – Securing the future of water for the East of England

With the whole of the East of England officially classified as seriously ‘water stressed’ by the Environment Agency7, Waterwise and the East of England Development Agency (EEDA) have teamed up to be the first to open a new regional centre for excellence for water efficiency based in Thetford, Norfolk – Waterwise East.

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10 April 2008

At the largest water efficiency gathering in Europe, experts developed a plan to secure our water supply

At the Waterwise water efficiency conference, part of UN World Water Day celebrations, key water industry representatives gathered to debate the role of water efficiency to better manage our water supply and to ensure the protection of our water supply for future generations.

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5 June 2008

The average family’s annual water consumption results in as much CO2 as two transatlantic flights

Research released by Waterwise today states that the average family’s annual water consumption results in as much CO2 as two transatlantic flights. Therefore, on World Environment Day, Waterwise is urging everybody to save water and energy, to cut down on carbon emissions and to protect the environment.

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23 October 2008

New report highlights the potential of largeā€scale water efficiency programmes

A new report published today by Waterwise highlights possibilities for refitting domestic properties to save water.

This approach could provide an additional way for water companies to balance supply and demand, whilst reducing household bills and saving both water and energy.

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2009

 

27 February 2009

Experts meet to ensure a sustainable future for Scotland’s water supply

The Saving Water in Scotland Network has met at Herriot Watt University in Edinburgh today (Friday) to discuss strategies to encourage sustainable use of Scotland’s water supply – and how to use water more wisely to tackle, and adapt to, climate change. The Network, composed of NGOs, politicians and other interested bodies, was meeting for its fourth annual roundtable meeting focussing particularly on the environmental impact of water usage in the home and on delivering water savings with social housing providers.

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2 April 2009

Waterwise warns we must act now to secure our future water supply

Sustainable water supplies for the future are under threat due to unpredictable weather patterns which mean we can no longer assume we will have enough water for everyone in the future. According to the Met office last autumn was the driest on record. However, January and February were much wetter than usual whilst March has been the driest ever.

That is why key water industry representatives will gather at Oxford University for the largest ever gathering of Waterwise water efficiency conference, part of UN World Water Day celebrations on 15/16 April and discuss the best way to deliver water efficiency to ensure the protection of our water supply for future generations.

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30 April 2009

Waterwise calls for a climate-resilient economy

Today waterwise launches its call to arms to the political parties, to deliver homes, buildings and businesses which waste less water.

Waterwise is launching its manifesto for the UK general election, calling on whichever party forms the next government to make sure that water efficiency is mainstreamed alongside energy efficiency, and that homes and businesses in the future are climate-resilient, so that less water goes further, as well as not contributing to climate change themselves. Waterwise is also calling on the government to provide incentives to water companies to make sure homes and businesses are wasting less water, and to make it cheaper and easier for us all to buy products which don’t waste water.

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7 December 2009

Waterwise response to final report of the the Walker Review of charging for household water and sewerage services. 

Waterwise today hailed an independent report as an important step toward valuing water, in the face of climate change.

Waterwise today hailed the independent Walker report as an important step towards us all genuinely valuing water, in the face of climate change. The report sets out a series of very welcome, strategic steps to help make the economy climate-resilient – including an important role for water efficiency, and a fairer way to pay for our water.

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