- To present the findings of Hazel Lewis’s recent MSc Water: Science and Governance dissertation research on the perceived barriers to the use of behaviour change techniques to participants and other interested parties
- To provoke discussion on the potential for behaviour change in the UK water sector
- To provide a complete discussion of both the challenges and solutions of behaviour change for the UK water sector
The workshop was a unique opportunity bringing together researchers, water utilities, regulators and civil society. Liz Sharp from the University of Sheffield gave a highly interesting presentation on the complexities of behaviour change, which she coined as ‘mobilisation’. Sarah Rogerson, analyst at Artesia consulting, presented findings from an UKWIR study that involved the use of a very advanced water consumption monitoring technology. Bart Schoonbaert, King’s alumni and current Principal of Strategy & Policy at Ofwat, spoke from a regulator’s perspective on behaviour change. Julien Lancha of Advizzo discussed the potential of software for gaining behavioural insights provoked some interesting discussion. The workshop generated much discussion between the participants. It was great to see many different water companies represented and to hear about the different activities going on around the country. Hopefully this workshop will contribute to the ongoing development of the behaviour change field within the water sector.