The beautiful setting of WWT’s London Wetland Centre was host to the Waterwise launch of the UK Water Efficiency Strategy to 2030 on 14 September.
The BMA’s Technical Director, Andy Mclean, attended the launch of the UK Water Efficiency Strategy to 2030 to hear about its aims, including the urgent matter of water efficiency, how progress has stalled, and how Waterwise wants to help the UK get back on track.
Tania Flasck, Waterwise Chair, kicked off the proceedings by explaining the strategy and importance of where we all play our part in securing a future in which people, homes and organisations are water efficient.
The strategy outlines 10 objectives with delivery plans and is driven by the UK Water Efficiency Strategy Steering Group (WESSG). The BMA’s work on the Lavvy Savvy campaign also features in the objectives and recognises our involvement, collaboration and awareness messaging around the leaky loo challenge.
As stated in the strategy, the WESSG and the BMA are working on the leaky loo challenge to:
- Encourage changes in design and materials by manufacturers that avoid or minimise the leaky loo issue in newly installed or repaired toilets;
- Raise awareness amongst households and businesses so that they quickly spot leaks in their existing toilets and get them fixed; and
- Raise awareness amongst plumbers, installers, developers and policymakers.
UK Water Efficiency Strategy to 2030 – becoming more resilient
The hot and dry summer we experienced in the UK this year has highlighted the water supply demand challenges we face. Reducing everyone’s water demand will help us adapt and become more resilient.
Speakers at the launch of the strategy also explained the importance of water neutrality, engaging all parties to understand and promote changes in behaviours and use that will help with the water shortage crisis that the nation is facing.
Nicci Russell, MD of Waterwise, concluded by asking all stakeholders to get involved and thanking all for taking on the challenge.
Please view the UK Water Efficiency Strategy to 2030 online.