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Improving Water Conservation in Smith College Housing through Environmental Education (2011)

The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that increased signage, shower timers, and educational events would change behavioural patterns in Smith College housing and encourage students to reduce water consumption. Success in reducing water consumption was contingent on an active sustainability representative living in the house.

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UK Manifesto – 2009/2010

In this Manifesto, Waterwise presents key issues of water efficiency, including growing demand, water and energy and a lack of water and relevant actions to address these issues

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Waterwise Annual Report 2009-2010

The Waterwise Annual Report documents the activities of Waterwise and partners in the year 2009-2010, Waterwise's 5th year of operation

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Water Efficiency and the Water Companies: A 2010 UK Review

This 2010 review by Waterwise provides a synopsis of water efficiency actions taken by water companies and key organisations around the UK. It first gives an overview about water efficiency activity before summarising actions each of the water companies is are currently pursuing. The second section goes into further detail for each individual water company, and focuses on specific areas where they have excelled. The third and final section looks into the future, e.g. examining what projects will be carried out by the UK water industry. All water companies in the UK are mentioned in this report except Cholderton and District Water.

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Save Water Swindon Baseline Summary Report (2010)

This report summarises the results of a baseline survey undertaken prior to the water efficiency project Save Water Swindon. The project aimed to raise awareness about the importance of saving water and deliver large-scale water savings. This survey measures behaviours and attitudes prior to the start of the project, establishing a baseline against which later surveys were benchmarked. 1286 individuals responded to the baseline survey, representing a 46% response rate. Results indicate that the majority of people surveyed do try to save water. Saving water as well as money, and concern about the environment were the key motivators for water efficiency activities.

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Waterwise White Paper: Water Used Wisely, Every Day, Everywhere (2010)

This White Paper by Waterwise aims to mainstream water efficiency in the UK. It sets out strategic proposals for climate change adaptation and mitigation, resource efficiency, the green economy and the big society, over the five years from 2010 to 2015. This includes some particularly important steps to be accomplished by 2012, to ensure maximum benefits from these measures through linking them to the next regulatory price review for water across the UK. Recommendations include a more sustainable and flexible regulatory framework for water, which integrates energy and housing issues, incentives for water efficiency in homes and businesses, and delivery of water efficiency through partnerships.

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Evidence Base for Large-Scale Water Efficiency Phase II Second Report (2010)

In this report Waterwise examines the effectiveness of water efficiency retrofitting programmes in schools in three English regions and Scotland. Its aim was to demonstrate the benefits, from both the water company and schools perspective, and to inform future water company activity. It draws on data from about 600 schools, four water companies and five water company school retrofitting programmes. The study suggests achievable water savings between 0.58 and 1.78 m3/pupil/year, as well as significant carbon emissions and energy savings. Costs amounted to £0.41 to £0.72 litre/day, which compares to the cost of water savings achievable through domestic retrofits.

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Evidence Base for Large-Scale Water Efficiency in Homes Phase II Interim Report (2010)

This report comprises the first Waterwise developed in Phase II of the Evidence Base. It aims at helping water companies, manufacturers and retailers to build the case for their future water efficiency retrofitting projects and provides practical advice on how to make water efficiency a more viable option. It provides information on water savings achieved in water efficiency trials and projects across the UK, the uncertainties often innate to their findings, as well as CO2 emissions associated with water savings. It showed that water savings per property per day can be as high 34 litres, with uptake rates between 6 % and 22 %, and costs ranging from £41 to £240 per property.

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Ensuring Water for All (2010)

The aim of this scoping study carried out by Atkins was to extend the existing body of knowledge on water efficiency, allowing regional stakeholders to make informed decisions on how to progress water efficiency as part of a wider multi-stakeholder strategy. Focusing on South East England, the study summarised current water efficiency activity and identified high-potential options to be prioritised in the future and outlined funding opportunities and management structures for effective implementation of options. The key recommendation arising from this scoping study is to develop a regional body for the co-ordination of water efficiency activities.

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Securing the Future The Role of Resource Efficiency (2010)

This report quantifies how resource efficiency actions, as well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, can reduce abstracted water, ecological footprint and the use of specific resources. This research has attempted a novel way of modelling the resource inputs, flows across industrial sectors and the final outputs. In this report, environmental issues have been modelled consistently at the macro-economic level, and represent the first known attempt to incorporate physical data into a model which tracks the movement of materials through the UK economy

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