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Welcome to our resources search page. Please use the drop down menu to find recent Waterwise research and reports. This website also hosts the Water Efficiency Evidence Database, which is a repository of key research reports and paid for by UK water companies to support research and innovation.

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Housing Standards Review – Cost Impacts (2014)

A report on the costs of a number of current and proposed housing standards for The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) by EC Harris Built Asset Consultancy - 2014.  

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Guidance on evaluation and selection of sustainable water demand management technologies (2013)

This report presents guidance for the evaluation and selection of Water Demand Management (WDM) type technologies for the effective and efficient reduction of water consumption for different water stakeholders - householders, Water Service Providers (WSPs) and policy makers - in a technically sound, yet economically, environmentally and socially acceptable way for all stakeholders involved. The technical guidance is based on work carried out as part of the EU-funded FP7 TRUST (TRansitions to the Urban Water Services of Tomorrow) research project. The WDM interventions considered in the report have been evaluated largely based on the their overall water saving potential, cost- effectiveness, water-related energy use as well as impact on the reliability of supply/demand balance of Water Distribution Systems (WDSs). Open access repository: http://hdl.handle.net/10251/35348

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Waterwise response to Bristol Water consultation on draft Water Resources Management Plan 2019

Waterwise responded to a select group of WRMPs to help raise ambition on water efficiency. We will be holding a Supporter Only event and launching a report on water efficiency in WRMP19 later in 2018.

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Waterwise response to Dwr Cymru Welsh Water’s draft Water Resources Management Plan consultation 2019

Waterwise responded to a select group of WRMPs to help raise ambition on water efficiency. We will be holding a Supporter Only event and launching a report on water efficiency in WRMP19 later in 2018.

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Waterwise response to Thames Water consultation on draft Water Resources Management Plan 2019

Waterwise responded to a select group of WRMPs to help raise ambition on water efficiency. We will be holding a Supporter Only event and launching a report on water efficiency in WRMP19 later in 2018.

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Waterwise response to South East Water consultation on draft Water Resources Management Plan 2019

Waterwise responded to a select group of WRMPs to help raise ambition on water efficiency. We will be holding a Supporter Only event and launching a report on water efficiency in WRMP19 later in 2018.

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Waterwise response to Affinity Water consultation on draft Water Resources Management Plan 2019

Waterwise responded to a select group of WRMPs to help raise ambition on water efficiency. We will be holding a Supporter Only event and launching a report on water efficiency in WRMP19 later in 2018.

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Water Efficiency and Behaviour Change Rapid Evidence Assessment (2018)

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) commissioned Collingwood Environmental Planning (CEP) through the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) to carry out a rapid evidence assessment (REA) of existing academic and other literature about behaviour change approaches to reducing household demand for water.

The REA is intended to answer two research questions:

What behaviour change approaches have been used to reduce household demand for water and how effective are these approaches?

What key evidence gaps remain in the evidence base and how best could these be filled?

Water companies have a legal duty to promote efficient water use. The main focus for domestic water efficiency programmes or interventions in the UK has been on reducing the amount of water from the public water supply that is used in the home. Behaviour change approaches address an aspect of water demand that is not amenable to engineering, technological or regulatory interventions (Hoolohan, 2015). Common to all behaviour change approaches is an understanding of individual behaviours as open to influence, that is, not fully determined by factors such as engrained cultural habits or technological systems.

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