Best practice water efficiency policy and regulations

Maggie Lawton, Damon Birchfield, David Kettle, Chloe Trenouth.

This report is an in-depth investigation into demand management practices in New Zealand and overseas and the regulation and other policy approaches that impact on the degree of success of their uptake.

The need for a new water supply is the key driver for councils to consider demand management. What this study clearly shows is that the technologies required to reduce water use are readily available. It is the quantity and quality of our water conservation policy and regulations that is lagging behind and that need further development if they are to better support the adoption of such technologies.