Rachel Fletcher, CEO, Ofwat
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Water will be used wisely, every day, everywhere.
Purpose, pioneer, passion and people.
Who we are
Waterwise is an independent, not-for-profit UK NGO focused on reducing water consumption in the UK.
We support and challenge governments, industry, customers and others to be innovative and ambitious on water efficiency. We are 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.
What we do
Everything we do drives and promotes water efficiency. We actively support and challenge everyone to aim high on water efficiency for the sake of people, the environment and the economy.
This means we work in a range of areas, including influencing and shaping policy and legislation; driving strategic and practical ambition in the water sector; designing and delivering research; media, campaigns and promotion; running demonstration projects; promoting water-efficient technology; helping businesses be more water-efficient; facilitating partnerships; brokering new solutions; and training water efficiency practitioners.
Our Staff Team
Marketing and Business Development Manager
Barbara is our Marketing and Business Development Manager with 4+ years of experience in marketing and a background in finance. She loves all things digital, dry humour and martial arts.
My sustainability pledge for 2020 is to have 2 meat-free days every week.
Head of Water Efficiency Engagement
Stephanie aka ‘Water Saving Steff’ has been in the Water Industry for seven years and is the Head of Water Efficiency Engagement at Waterwise. She loves travelling, reading, photography and her two pet rabbits Ralph and Millie.
My sustainability pledge for 2020 is to reduce my fast fashion and meat consumption throughout the year.
Stella has over 20 years experience in operations management and is the Office Manager at Waterwise. Stella loves gardening, good food, sunshine and organising!
My sustainability pledge for 2020 is to not buy water in plastic bottles for a year.
Policy and Projects Manager
Lydia loves all things environmental. From her degree to her diet she enjoys the eco things in life. She has been in the Water Industry for five years, learning lots from her graduate scheme at Welsh Water and now at Waterwise, she feels very lucky to work for a company that aligns with her ambitions to make a positive impact on the planet.
My sustainability pledge for 2021 is to make my wedding as environmentally friendly as possible!
Campaigns and Social Research Manager
Head of Strategy and Policy
Nathan has over 30 years experience in the water sector working in academia, for the Water Industry, in consultancy and for NGOs. He is our Head of Strategy & Policy and in his spare time is a natural and human history buff and long-suffering Aston Villa fan.
My sustainability pledge for 2020 is to install/use more water butts, so that I will only need to top up my pond with rainwater.
Nicci’s career in the water sector spans over 20 years – across government, regulators and Waterwise. Nicci is a mum to three and loves people, politics, music and nature. She is a high school governor and a former junior school Chair of Governors.
My sustainability pledge for 2020 is to not buy new clothes for a year.
Lee has worked in the water sector all of his career, for both contractors and professional consultants, at all levels including MD and CEO. He has been a non-executive Director of British Water for over 10 Years. He now has his own Executive Consulting business, supporting small businesses and SMEs in the sector, and with this in mind recently accepted the post of UK water sector strategic advisor to Enterprise Ireland.
Karma has been a specialist water and regulated industries journalist for over 20 years. She founded The Water Report in 2014 and now edits and runs it as a family business.
She is also an advisor on water policy, including to major businesses.
Karma loves living by the sea in Brighton, with her husband and two children.
Karma’s sustainability pledge is to try to tread lightly on the planet, including through no meat and no unnecessary purchases.
Rose’s career has been in nature conservation and sustainability. She’s passionate about water efficiency so we can all access it – people and wildlife. Rose is a social scientist at Natural England, a mum of two boys and a trustee of Wessex Rivers Trust.
Rose’s sustainability pledge is to connect with nature everyday.
Follow Rose on Twitter @RoseONei11
Jonathan has been passionate about the environment for more than 30 years.
As founder of Straight plc he championed recycling and water conservation.
He is now director of several charities including WasteAid, consults on food surplus and is a published and exhibited photographer.
Jonathan’s sustainability pledge is to eat plant-based, walk more and drive less.