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H2eco Phase III (2009)

This report aims at evaluating the project H2eco by Essex & Suffolk Water. It is the third in this series of water efficiency studies focusing on the installation of water-saving devices within domestic properties of Chelmsford, central Essex. Out 2492 predominantly metered customers (82.9%), 252 received applications and 194 completed an audit. The trail achieved water savings of 33.08 litres/property/day.

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Water Efficiency Trial Report (2009)

This report outlines a water efficiency trial that Wessex Water undertook together with Somer Community Housing Trust, the Environment Agency and Resource Futures. The trial involved assessing the uptake, effectiveness and costs of different water efficiency activities in 24 blocks of social housing flats in Bath. Blocks were split into four groups, each receiving different educational and technical water-saving measures. Uptake rates amounted to 45% for dual flush devices and 50% for engagement activities. Where interventions took place, up to 14% less water was used. The device interventions appear to be more effective than educational engagement.

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Intelligent Metering for Water Potential Alignment with Energy Smart Metering (2008)

This report examines the potential for aligning intelligent water metering systems with energy smart metering. With large-scale rollout of energy smart metering anticipated by the Government and the energy industry, this report describes the smart metering developments in energy and explores the political environment. Opportunities were investigated for a jointly developed, universal, coordinated installation and rollout of energy and water smart metering solutions. The report concludes that while a joint rollout may not occur in the near future, it is important to avoid creating any barriers to do so long-term.

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Waterwise Manifesto European Elections (2008)

In this document Waterwise calls for greater attention to the significant potential of water efficiency measures in mitigating and adapting to climate change and boosting the economy. Recommendations include making water saving pay and developing the European new Green Water Deal

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Reducing Water Wastage in the UK Annual Report 2008

Annual report on the activities of Waterwise and our partners, supporters and stakeholders

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A Progress Report on Reducing Water Use on Construction Sites (2008)

This progress report has been developed to ascertain the progress of the construction industry in reducing the volume of water used on construction sites. The report identifies the activities that the water sub-group has initiated and completed over the last year and presents available data on current levels of water use on construction sites for comparison against the 2008 baseline of 148m3 water used per £million contractors output at constant (2005) prices, as published in the Water Action Plan

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Market Transformation Programme: BNWAT28 Water Consumption in New and Existing Homes (2008)

"This Briefing Note provides details of the key findings from a water industry collaborative research project conducted by WRc Plc into the water consumption of microcomponents in new properties. The average daily consumption of flats in the new properties dataset is
approximately 100 litres lower than the average daily consumption of houses."

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International Comparisons of Domestic per Capita Consumption (2008)

This work by the Environment Agency presents a review of methods used to estimate domestic per capita consumption (PCC) of water. It focuses on countries with lower average PCC than England and Wales while having similar climates and economies. The reported PCC values were analysed based on several parameters including metering and water charges. The review indicates major differences between the water sectors in the reviewed countries and in England and Wales, particularly in what regards the extent of metering and scale of demand management measures. Water companies in England and Wales are recommended to adopt the ‘twin track approach’, reducing demand as well as increasing supply when developing their WRMPs.

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Future Water: The Government’s Water Strategy for England (2008_

This 2008 report from Defra sets out the government vision and policies surrounding sustainable water management going forward. This water strategy for England sets out the Government’s plans for water in the future and the practical steps that the government intend to take to ensure that good clean water is available for people, businesses and nature. It looks ahead to 2030 and describes the water supply system we want to see then and how to get there. It looks at the water cycle as a whole, from rainfall and drainage through to discharge and treatment.

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Water Neutrality – Discussion paper (2008)

This discussion paper developed by Waterwise explores the concept of water neutrality. The concept, which emerged in 2002, is less well-known than carbon neutrality. Both concepts are compared to identify their evolution, objectives, key features and terminological challenges surrounding them.

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