WATEF Water Efficiency Network

WATEF Water Efficiency Network

The Water Efficiency (WATEF) Network is a growing international group of industry, academic, private and public individuals and organisations that work together to explore and promote interdisciplinary water innovation. The network provides a forum to collaboratively explore the supply, treatment, distribution, risk monitoring, improved efficiency and conservation of water, water-energy-food nexus, resilience and flood/drought risk management, WASH etc. It also investigates and communicates strategies for improving the adaptive capacity of building users, providers and professionals to facilitate long-term, adaptable water efficiency through behaviour change and the use of technology. The network consists of and will work with academics, research institutions, product/service suppliers and manufacturers, policy makers, regulators, water utilities and NGOs.

The network aims to:

• Promote independent, multi-disciplinary water research and innovation. 

• Transfer knowledge between academia, policy makers and regulators, third sector organisations and the building and water industries. 

• Contribute to the evidence base for water efficiency and resilience by building on existing knowledge developed by the water sector, government and associated bodies and academia.

Activities include:

• Research collaboration and dissemination partnerships • Organising events; meetings, webinars, workshops, master classes and conferences to inspire water efficiency and resilience research and transfer knowledge. 

• Communicating research findings, applications and implications, through reports, news articles, working papers, journal and conference articles etc.


Activity Content Focus
  • Library search function & data sets
  • Best practice methods & case studies
  • Technology roadmaps & innovation trends
  • Generic or other
  • Knowledge exchange forums
  • Matchmaking
  • Promote changes in regulation and policies
  • Promote value chain improvement
  • Optimise linkage to education & R&D system
  • Water re-use and recycling
  • Water and waste water treatment
  • Water-energy nexus
  • Flood and drought risk management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Water governance
  • Decision support systems and monitoring
  • Smart technologies
Technology Stage
  • Early stage
  • Later stage
Partnership Type
  • Public-private networking
Hub Type
  • Network
















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