An ongoing commitment
We are committed to building on this strong foundation to deliver an open data approach.
We are expanding the range of data available on the Wessex Water Marketplace. An example of this is our current initiative to share data underpinning some of the performance figures that we report each year. This suite of performance-related data will grow over the coming months.
We believe that greater transparency will grow trust and confidence in the company and the industry, and that increasingly open access to data will drive improvements within the sector and beyond.
All our open data work is underpinned by governance procedures that consider factors such as business and customer data security to ensure highly sensitive information is safeguarded.
We are keen not just to grow the quantity of available data but to ensure we publish it in an easy to use format with relevant supporting information.
We’re working to implement principles set out by the Open Data Institute as well as recommendations made in Ofwat and PwC’s assessment of open data in the water industry. This includes improving machine-readability of existing and future data sets and developing clear licencing to promote the use of our data.
We cannot transform our approach to data in isolation; collaboration among water companies is key. Stream is a water sector initiative to unlock the potential of water data to benefit customers, society and the environment. As a member of Stream, we are working with other water companies, organisations from legal, energy and technology sectors, and stakeholders including the CCW and Ofwat, to support this innovation.