Consultation responses - 2011

June 2011 Waterwise response to Welsh Assembly Government consultation on the Walker Review of Charging for Household Water and Sewerage Services. Waterwise warmly welcomes the comprehensive consultation on the Walker recommendations on metering, social tariffs and water efficiency, and offers strategic solutions to increase the reach of all of these, both within the water sector and linked with other sectors.

April 2011 Waterwise response to DECC and EEPH Call for Evidence on Green Deal Costs and Benefits. Waterwise sets out the detailed costs and benefits which indicate that water efficiency measures should be included in the Green Deal, to help meet Green Deal and DECC aims and also wider Coalition Government goals. Annex 1. Annex 2.

March 2011, Waterwise response to Welsh Assembly Government consultation on Building Resilience to Climate Change. Waterwise welcomes the inclusion of increased demand for and reduced supply of water as one of the key impacts of climate change, and the potential benefits from water efficiency, but urges that reporting authorities be specifically advised to include water efficiency in their adaptation planning and reporting, alongside flood risk management.

February 2011, Waterwise response to BIS call for evidence on Principles for Economic Regulation. Waterwise warmly welcomes this strategic approach to ensuring that regulated sectors can work together – this is particularly important in the context of tackling challenges which are common across sectors such as water and energy, such as tackling and adapting to climate change, and population growth. Waterwise proposes that sustainability should be included in the principles to address particular issues both within the water sector and more widely.

January 2011: Waterwise-co-ordinated response from 16 organisations to DECC consultation on the role of appliances and consumer electronics in CERT. A Waterwise-co-ordinated response to this consultation, including 15 co-signatories of which 9 are water companies, sets out the arguments on carbon, cost-effectiveness and consumer engagement grounds for retaining hot-water-using devices in CERT until its conclusion in December 2012.

January 2011: Waterwise response to Consumer Council for Water consultation on its Draft Forward Work programme 2011-12 to 2013-14. Waterwise welcomes CCWater work to date and proposes it take an even more strategic view on the sustainability of the water sector and the benefits to future customers of particular measures, in addition to analysing and reporting the views of existing customers.

January 2011: Waterwise response to Defra review of Water Resource Management Plan process. Waterwise proposes greater cohesion between the Water Resource Management Plan and price review process, and enhanced guidance on assumptions and format.