The teaching of water conservation is crucial to the success of any sustainable water management project, according to a report from the Water Education Network.
The Water Education Foundation is the largest water education charity in the United Kingdom, and its Water Education Week (WEW) runs from Tuesday, June 5 to Friday, June 10.WEW aims to promote sustainable water use by promoting water conservation through education and advocacy.WEEK aims to raise awareness and promote water conservation in schools, businesses, homes, and communities.
It will run from Tuesday July 2 to Friday July 10, and will be attended by around 300 speakers.
The speakers include:Dr Richard Evans, Water Education Association (WEA) CEODr Chris Cairns, Managing Director, Water Services for the Environment (WSGE) and Senior Consultant to the WEA, Professor David Murchison, University of Bath, and Dr Alan Bail, Senior Lecturer in the School of Science, Mathematics and Engineering, University College London.
Dr Chris Evans, Managing Partner, Water Studies and Policy, Water EnglandDr Nick Jorgensen, Executive Director, Conservation InternationalWater Education Network (WEEN)The Water Environment Network (WEN) is a UK based advocacy group, focused on water policy and governance.
Its mission is to advance water conservation policy and strategy through the medium of education and campaigning.WEN is based in Birmingham, UK, and the group’s annual conference takes place in Liverpool, UK.
Dr James Hutton, Executive Vice President, WENExecutive Director, Environmental DefenceIn a report for the Water Environment Group, Dr James Hooton, said: “The Water Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has a long and storied history and has been an invaluable tool in the fight against water poverty.
Its role in water protection is now so important, in fact, that the WRAP is now the UK’s largest organisation for environmental and social justice.WERA is an umbrella organisation of organisations representing many of the same issues that WRAP does, including water quality, conservation, and water quality governance.
In its 2015 Water Policy Report, WRAP stated:”WRAP has been critical in ensuring that we have a strong focus on the needs of water users, the protection of the environment, and our role in promoting sustainable water practices.”
Water and the Environment Network, WEW’s Executive DirectorDr Andrew Wilson, said in the report:”The WRAP has made it possible for the public and the wider water community to be educated about the need for responsible water use and conservation.
We are proud to be the voice of those who are concerned about the impact of climate change on the water supply.
We have a very strong and growing grassroots network of water and environmental campaigners and campaigners who have made the WROP their home and the WRAPP their mission.
“Dr Andrew Riddell, CEO of WEWWater Education Foundation, told Next Big Futures that the group is excited to host speakers on topics such as water quality and conservation at its annual conference.
He said:”We hope that by sharing our vision and our passion for water, we can bring more people into the debate and give them the opportunity to have a conversation about how we can help to ensure the future of our water and the future generations.”
This year’s conference is a fantastic opportunity for people to engage with us about how they can help the WRPA and WERA work towards the goal of a world without water.”
The WEW report also recommends that we all take water conservation seriously, especially in the UK, where water conservation has become a major issue.
Dr Hutton said:”[WERA] are well-placed to be talking about water conservation across a range of areas.
The UK is a very important market for WRAP and we’re sure it will help bring the issue into the wider conversation.”
We look forward to seeing speakers in Birmingham at the WEW conference this week, and also to seeing WERA’s annual Conference in Liverpool on Thursday July 5.