19 – 23 March | Water Saving Week 2018

19 – 23 March | Water Saving Week 2018

Water efficiency is essential for a resilient nation. Help us spread the word this Water Saving Week, 19th-23rd March 2018.

The UK has less available water per person than most other European countries. London is drier than Istanbul, and the South East of England has less water available per person than some African countries. Surprised? Increasingly erratic weather patterns, population increases and changes in lifestyle have led to increasing pressure being put on our water supplies. As a result, it is more important than ever that we take care with how we use water. Taking positive action now can help to ensure that there is enough water to go round, for us, for businesses and for the environment.

Waterwise started Water Saving Week in 2015 to get the nation talking about saving water, and most importantly getting people to take action to save water. This year it will run from Monday 19th March to Friday 23rd March​. It coincides with World Water Day which is on Thursday 22nd.

Waterwise’s Managing Director, Nicci Russell, said:
“I’m really looking forward to this year’s Water Saving Week! We need to make the water we have go further – and Waterwise’s tips, challenges and resources will make this fun. Why not challenge your friends, relatives or workmates and let us know how you’re getting on at #watersavingweek? Cape Town is counting down to Day Zero in coming months – when taps will actually run dry – and we know that there will be more droughts across the UK in coming decades. Recent extreme cold weather in the UK has also meant customers needing to use water wisely. We can’t function without water, so let’s all get stuck in to Water Saving Week 2018!”

Waterwise is an independent not-for-profit organisation, and the leading authority on water efficiency in the UK. We receive funding from Waterwise Supporters and Affiliates across the UK water sector and beyond, and from sponsorship, research and delivery projects. Our vision is that water will be used wisely, every day, everywhere.