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There are lots of people in the UK who don’t get involved in saving water. But there are others who care passionately about saving water and change their behaviour to make most efficient use of it. 

This challenge is to identify ways that water saving can be made more fun and involving for those that don’t prioritise water. Maybe they are too busy, they find it too hard, or they haven’t given much thought to the value of water? Who do you know that fits this description? What could the water companies say or do to get them on board? 

So let’s have you ideas on how to achieve this worthwhile goal. Hit the ‘Got A Great Idea?’ button below and get started!

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allow nature the space and prevent building necessary infrastructure in floodplains.  seems like people complain about flooding and collapse when they should have never built their in the first place. would be great to see architecture to mitigate it as well

Qualitycurls
by Qualitycurls
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Qualitycurls

need a way to reward water savers and  punish wasters

Sarah Sands
by Sarah Sands
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Sarah Sands

At the end of the day I think that people need to see a bigger reason to save water. Just looking at our own households can make us forget the wider picture and how important water actually is. I know sometimes it is rather cliched, but the people in Africa who do not have clean water would really be bothered if they knew just how much water gets wasted in developed countries. Every drop of water is precious to some of these places and some people can't even be bothered to turn off a tap!

Mary O'Connor
by Mary O'Connor
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This is an analogy from the water companies, which really hit the spot for me and made me understand why just building more reservoirs isn't the answer. Building more water infrastructure to cope with the odd drought situation is like building all motorways with 18 lanes just to cope with a once a year bank holiday snarl up. Can you think of another analogy for this, or other aspects of water saving awareness? Image: Motorway Madness by David Bolton from Flickr

Katie Walsh
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its cheaper to pump it from the sea via a treatment works to filter and take the salt out of it . 

john herron
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john herron

whould you use the same bath water as your kids or partner ?

john herron
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john herron

United Nations report today on world Water day - warns 40% shortfall during the next 15 years. 

Judith Sherlock
by Judith Sherlock
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Judith Sherlock

I am sorry if this idea has come up in my absence, but I am unable to read everyone's comments and ideas until Tuesday. But I did have one further idea   Celebrity environmental challenge!!!   We are used to having celebrities learning tasks, completing them, as individuals or groups as part of tv shows, such as "I'm a Celebrity...", "Strictly Come Dancing", etc. this has made me have the idea of "Celebrity Environmental Challenge".    The concept in my head is two celebrity teams each week...

Janet Bradley
by Janet Bradley
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Janet Bradley

interesting read here http://www.thejournal.ie/irish-water-infrastructure-spend-1847942-Dec2014/ Irish Water isn’t fixing more leaks – or spending more on infrastructure  

Andrew O'Connor
by Andrew O'Connor
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Andrew O'Connor

Did you know bottled water costs 2000x more than tap water???!! Perhaps the most incredible number: at an average cost of $1.22 per gallon, consumers are spending 300 times the cost of tap water to drink bottled water. The [bottled water] industry grossed a total of $11.8 billion on those 9.7 billion gallons in 2012, making bottled water about $1.22/gallon nationwide and 300x the cost of a gallon of tap water," Colas says. "If we take into account the fact that almost 2/3 of all bottled...

Andrew O'Connor
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