Research and Evaluation
Since 2005 Waterwise has been delivering research consultancy to dozens of public, private and third sector organisations, including Defra, EA, WWF, Greater London Authority, European Commission, South West Water, Market Transformation Programme, Southern Water and NHS.
Our specialty is evaluating water efficiency initiatives, including home visit programmes like Tap into Savings. Our most extensive research programme is the Evidence Base, which analyses data from several water company-led retrofit projects in order to draw industry-wide conclusions. We carry out both formative evaluations, which happen throughout the life of a project and may yield information to improve project delivery, and summative evaluations, which look back at a finished project to determine whether expected outcomes were realised.
Our multidisciplinary team is experienced in primary and secondary research and evaluation and is able to undertake quantitative, qualitative and desk review studies. We commonly use cost-benefit analysis, policy analysis techniques, telephone interviews, focus groups, postal surveys, regression, cluster analysis and other methods to find answers.
The menu at left includes a link to our portfolio of work, which lists and links to all we've done / are doing, and to some of our headline areas of research and evaluation.