Through our work we are helping deliver the jointly agreed vision for Scotland’s water sector. The vision is the first time that a common vision has been owned by all stakeholders – marking a new, collaborative way of working between Scottish Water, its regulator and other stakeholders.
The sector vision
Our overall governance framework
WICS is a non-departmental public body with statutory duties.
We are sponsored by the Scottish Government’s Directorate for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform. The broad framework within which we operate is set out in a Framework Document, a document agreed between WICS and Scottish Ministers.
We report on our performance against the commitments we make in our Corporate Plan.
The team who work at WICS come from wide-ranging backgrounds including economics, finance, management consulting, mathematics, engineering, sustainability and communications.
The WICS board uses the Corporate Plan over the forthcoming regulatory control period to monitor progress against the commitments in the plan. We also report progress against a more detailed annual work plan in our annual report.
Perhaps more important than our backgrounds is the fact that we are open-minded and intellectually-curious.
- We believe that only by looking to the long-term will the water sector in Scotland be able to face the challenges of the future.
- Our reputation stands on the quality of our analysis. Our methods, findings and conclusions are regularly peer reviewed by academics.
- We value the contributions others in the field of regulation can make, and contribute our own learnings.
Doing regulation differently
Our approach to regulation is evolving. We’re working in new ways to achieve better outcomes for customers.