We need to tackle water and fuel poverty – and water efficiency cuts bills and energy use. It’s also central to moving to a more customer-led water sector which can keep up with other sectors.
There is already a great deal of excellent water efficiency work involving a range of factors being undertaken across the UK – through setting out focused recommendations and actions, this strategy is providing a framework via which we can drive even more ambitious water efficiency action and ensure future work is focussed on key areas.
The strategy was developed in consultation with the water sector – including Waterwise supporters and the Water UK-supported steering group.
The strategy sets out a blueprint to deliver a vision of a UK in which all people, homes and businesses are water-efficient, and where water is used wisely, every day, everywhere.
The strategy sets out recommendations and actions in the following areas:
- Water, people and communities
- Water Wise Cities – improving water efficiency in our urban environment
- Products and labelling
- Water company delivery and regulation
- Water efficiency in retail competition
- Integrated water management and resilient infrastructure
A Water UK-supported Water Efficiency Strategy Steering Group has been formed to deliver against the actions in the Waterwise strategy (further info below). Waterwise will report annually on progress and review the strategy in 5 years time.
Find the full strategy document here.