Water efficiency continues to climb the board room agenda as the sector grapples with balancing supply & demand, meeting future population growth and embracing the net zero challenge. In the South East alone up to one-third of water sources could be lost through climate change, while the population grows by up to a quarter.
In the UK the economic damage of severe drought restrictions could be as much as £1.3 billion per day to the economy. The Committee on Climate Change has identified it as a major risk and the National Infrastructure Commission made a series of recommendations to ensure our water supplies are resilient and fit for the future.
Globally too, water shortages are routinely recognised as a top-five risk by the World Economic Forum. The crisis in Cape Town demonstrates that “Day Zero” is a tangible risk – but one which can be mitigated by proactive action.
With around a quarter of domestic energy bills linked to hot water use, the link between water and energy efficiency adds a new dimension for practical action.
Our team at Skewb can work with you to: