The UK Water Efficiency Awards 2016 recognised the achievements of public, private and third sector organisations in promoting water efficiency, managing demand and saving water.
Despite the rain over the previous year we received a huge number of entries showing that people are taking a long term view of water saving. All of the entries demonstrated the excellent work being done across the UK to build resilience to a changing climate, ensure the security of our water supplies, protect the water environment and cut costs.
As well as being pleased by the quantity of entries the judges were also impressed by the quality of the submissions. In addition it was great to see the diversity of the applicants, from large multinational corporates, to small family businesses, all taking different actions and approaches, but all focussed on helping save water. This diversity meant it was a major challenge for the judges to select the winners and runners-up. Due to the amazing quality of all the entries, these projects represent the best of the best out there.
It is also worth highlighting that we are especially pleased at the year on year improvement in the quality of projects, of evaluation and of the personal commitment of people in the sector. And we are again really delighted to give out an award for personal achievement named after the late Clare Ridgewell who was responsible for a step change in water efficiency work in the UK in her role at Essex and Suffolk Water.
Please take a look at all the projects described in this case studies attached. We are certain that these projects will inspire others to work harder, be more creative and act in collaboration to achieve a water efficient UK.