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Water Efficiency Home Visit Enhanced Framework

In April 2024, Artesia launched the Water Efficiency Home Visit Enhanced Framework. The project was commissioned by the Water Efficiency Collaborative Fund, funded by UK water companies. The fund awards projects that focus on the water efficiency research. During AMP 7, the fund has a...

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...

Waterwise Annual Conference 2023

Every year Waterwise hosts the annual UK water efficiency conference, this year’s title is Running out of water – water efficiency’s key role in affordability, growth, and resilience. The conference will be held digitally and begins on March 7th, 2023. Six sessions will take place...

A hot summer requires cool data science

If you have not noticed, this summer has been hot and dry. Very hot and very dry. The cumulative rainfall in 2022 up to the beginning of August has been the third lowest since records began, dryer than 1996, 2006, and 2018. In terms of cumulative...