Author - Francesca Cecinati

Project Discovery and the COCOA Schema

Project Discovery, a Market Improvement Fund Project, has developed the Commercial Consumption Analysis (COCOA) Schema: a first of its kind, classifying commercial properties based on expected water consumption practices, and benchmarking consumption. The COCOA Schema is encapsulated in an Excel tool; by inputting a SIC code...

World Water Day 2024

This year's World Water Day is focussed on Water For Peace. Water can create peace or spark conflict, and communities across the world rely on water as a tool for prosperity and stability. At Artesia we celebrate the positive changes across the UK and internationally...

Smart water metering – making the right decisions

Most of the England and Wales water companies are planning for significant investment in smart water metering in their draft business plans, which are now with Ofwat for review. The regulator will decide which investment programmes to support and the efficient cost allowance for these...

Two reports call for urgent water management action in the UK

Two recent reports have highlighted the extensive and serious challenges facing those of us in the UK tasked with managing water. A Fresh Water Future brought together the views of over 4000 members of the public with those of more than 400 experts and stakeholders. Both public and...

Flushed with failure

At a recent Artesia brainstorming session, the subject for discussion was demand reduction. Talk turned to forecast versus realised benefits of demand reduction, and the often simplistic assumptions made in forecasting water efficiency savings. Take the case of one of the largest consumers of water in the...