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Crosscutting Areas
Covershot of UKWIR's PDF on alleviating water poverty.

Defining Water Poverty and Evaluating Existing Information and Approaches to Reduce Water Poverty

Year of publication:
2020
This study provides practical insights and recommendations to water companies as well as for consumer bodies, regulators, policymakers, and the water industry more widely, aiming to enable the industry to take positive steps to address the challenge of water poverty. Chapter 6 in particular, "Approach Toolkit for Alleviating Poverity" while focusing on the UK water sector, could be useful in any part of the world.
Building block(s)
Crosscutting Areas
Scope
National
Subsector
Both urban and rural
Languages
English
Organization responsible for the tool
UKWIR - UK Water and Industry Research
Detailed description of Tool

In this study comprising 8 chapters, UKWIR has developed analysis in a number of areas to support the "Big Question" on how to achieve zero water poverty in 2030. The chapters are: 

  1. Introduction 
  2. Water Poverty in context 
  3. Drivers of water poverty 
  4. Potential metrics of water poverty
  5. Future pressures on water poverty
  6. Approach Toolkit for alleviating water poverty
  7. Recommendations
  8. References

Chapter 6 considers a range of approaches and interventions that could be used to support water poverty alleviation in the UK water sector which are also relevant to other countries. The different categories of alleviating water poverty include: bill reduction/income support; financial management; water efficiency; informational/behavioural change; provider practices; and cross-utility approaches.

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