About us

THE WATER REPORT is a monthly publication launched in 2014 in response to UK water market reform. It is available in print and/or as a pdf emailed to your inbox

 

 

 

 

We focus exclusively on the UK water and sewerage industry, providing thorough reports and in-depth research and features on topical issues.

 

We specialise in coverage of policy and regulation in the body of the magazine and have a dedicated section – Competition Watch – to keep readers up to date on retail and upstream competition developments. 

 

Every Monday we provide an online bulletin – The week in water –with to-the-point reporting of the week's top stories in water sector regulation, policy and competition.

Who reads it?
  • Water companies – WASCs and WOCs throughout the UK 

  • Competitive retailers – out-of-area incumbents and new entrants

  • Governments and political groups – national, regional and local

  • Economic and quality regulators 

  • Trade bodies 

  • Consumer and other interest groups and NGOs

  • Major non-household customers

  • Investors and financiers

  • Infrastructure contractors, construction companies and related suppliers and product manufacturers

  • Advisors and other service providers – e.g. consultancies, IT and technical providers, law firms, PR companies, recruitment companies etc.

  • Overseas readers – anyone with an interest in UK water and its pioneering water competition.

THE WATER REPORT covers:

Abstraction

Affordability

AMPs

Asset ownership, operation, maintenance and management

Bathing water quality

Billing and payment

Catchment management

Climate change

Company strategy and performance

Complaints 

Customer engagement

Customer service

Data

Drainage and SUDs

Drinking water quality and standards

Environmental quality, stewardship and protection

Finance and investment

Flooding

Governance

Infrastructure

Innovation

IT & systems

Leakage

Legislation

Licence issues

M&A

Metering

Ownership

Pan-utility issues and insights from other sectors

Planning

Policy - national and European

Prices and price setting

Regional developments

Regulation

Resilience

Resources and resource management

River water quality

Shale gas

Special infrastructure projects

Tariffs

The Competition Watch section covers:

Access pricing

Accounting separation

Anglo-Scottish market interaction

Charging

Company strategy and performance

Connections

Consumer protection

Customer service

Competition law and authorities

Data, data flows and bad data

Finance and funding

Financial settlement

IT & systems

Legislation

Level playing field

Licensing

HR

Operational rules

Open Water/Ofwat work programme

Market development

Market codes, rules and governance

Market operator

New Appointments and Variations (inset appointments)

New entrants

Non-household customers – eligibility, demands and views

PR19

Registration and switching

Regulation

Retail culture

Retail exit

Retail margins

Scotland’s experience

Tariffs 

Trading

Upstream competition

Welsh opt out

Water Act 2014 - policy and implementation

Wholesale/retail separation

Wholesale/retail interaction and operation