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Blueprint for pr19

This work by the Blueprint for Water, a coalition of leading environmental organisations, sets out 10 steps to achieve sustainable use of water. Recommendations for concrete objectives and actions are outlined for each of the steps, which include aspects such as demand management, water efficiency, licensing of abstractions or water tariffs.

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A Water Efficiency Strategy for the UK – Consultation document

This strategy outlines the changes to policy and practice that would enable water efficiency to deliver these things. It is a UK Strategy but recognises the differences between the countries that make up the UK. This version of the strategy is the consultation phase and we welcome input from everyone in shaping the final strategy document.

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DAIAD Consumer behavior and social aspects of water consumption

This deliverable provides a comprehensive literature review and discussion of the factors influencing consumer behavior and water consumption, including price, psychological, socio-demographic and contextual determinants. Measures aiming to address the relevant factors and change consumer behavior are presented based on the psychological literature. This report served as a knowledge base when designing the DAIAD user trials to test its effect on consumer behavior and water consumption. Further, it will guide the data analyses to study the relevance of socio-demographic and psychological factors for behavioral changes, as well as the effects of different types of information. Finally, an empirical study is presented, which analyzes the factors influencing the willingness to adopt water monitoring & feedback devices.

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Save a Bucket Load (2016)

This report summarises Essex & Suffolk Water’s Save a Bucket Load Campaign 2016, which attempted to raise awareness among customers to use water wisely in the garden. Like previous editions, the campaign focused on advertisements in newspapers, radio, and social media; promoting and selling water butts; and involving a TV celebrity for an informative talk. Involving a celebrity was seen as a great success with potential to be upscaled. The report assumes that around 1/3 of the properties in the company area were reached through the campaign. Sales of 524 water butts were estimated to result in water savings of 1,684.73 litres per day.

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Annual Tracker Survey (2016)

In 2015 Waterwise and Ideal Standard launched an annual water-efficiency tracker survey, the
aim of which is to collect nationally-representative water efficiency data annually in order to
observe trends in people's water efficiency behaviour over time. This report summarises the
findings of the second annual tracker survey and compares it to the first annual tracker survey.
From this data we can see people’s perception of their usage of water in the house, what they
do to save water and the devices they use to save water at home and why (or why not).

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Water Resources Long Term Planning Framework (Appendices) (2016)

This document contains the Annexes of the Water UK 2016 Water Resources Long Term Planning Framework, including but not limited to Drought Planning Scenarios and Resource Evaluations, Economic valuation and Water Resource and Resilience Modelling

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Measuring to Manage your resources (2016)

A guide to measuring resource use in organisations, including understanding key performance indicators and information on accurate and useful data collection

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Barriers to behaviour change in water efficiency (2016)

This thesis determines and discusses the barriers to the use of behaviour change techniques (BCTs) in the UK water sector by interviewing and surveying a diverse range of influential people within the sector. Although there is enthusiasm in the UK water sector for the use of BCTs, misunderstanding and conflation of important elements of behavioural economics and BCTs and lack of experience are all major discouraging factors. The evaluation of BCT
projects was most often perceived as the barrier that most prevented the effective use of BCTs. These factors must be addressed if BCTs are to be used widely and effectively in the water sector.

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The Effect of Metering on Water Consumption. A Policy Note (2015)

This policy note presents a preliminary analysis of the impact of metering on water consumption. It draws on data from a metering programme carried out by Southern Water in South East of England in 2010, with the aim to have installed 500,000 meters by 2015. The data was conducted between 2011 and 2014. The study found that the Universal Metering Programme (UMP) resulted in immediate impacts. With an overall reduction of 16.5 % in water consumption, it suggests that households respond to the installation of meters.

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Save Money on your Water Bill (2015)

This guide presents reason why and opportunities of how water can be saved within organisations. It also contains a guide to understanding your water bill.

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