Water Loss Reduction

Water loss reduction has been a major area of focus for UNW-DPC, and one of its first areas of work, beginning in September 2008 with an international workshop on "Drinking Water Loss Reduction: Developing Capacities for Applying Solutions" together with UN-Habitat, the results of which can be found in our "Proceedings No. 1". UNW-DPC has produced a film, organized a series of regional workshops and maintains a learning page in the UN-Water Activity Information System on this topic, with the aim to document available know-how and best practices and to recommend new approaches for more efficient management in the field of water and sanitation with a focus on water loss reduction. These workshops, which were co-organized with UN-Habitat and took place primarily between the end of 2009 and mid-2011 throughout Latin America, South East Europe, Arab countries and Africa, also encouraged follow-up projects and the establishment of communication between the policy makers, water managers and researchers, as well as the providers of technical solutions.

UNW-DPC continues to work on this topic and is engaged in numerous follow-up activities.

Regional Workshop on Non-revenue Water Management in Central Asia

From 7-9 July 2014, UNW-DPC, together with GWOPA/UN-Habitat and the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources of the Republic of Tajikistan, organized a workshop on “ Capacity Development, Water Operators’ Partnerships and Financing for Non-revenue Water Management” for Central and South Asia and the Middle East.

UNW-DPC at the 17th African Water Association Congress

UNW-DPC coordinated a UN-Water booth as well as a technical session on "Non-Revenue Water: Strategies for Capacity-Building for Water and Sanitation Utilities" together with UN-Habitat at the 17th AfWA Congress, which took place in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire from 17-20 February 2014. Click here for a full report.

Session on Capacity Development for Non-Revenue Water Management

UNW-DPC and GWOPA/UN-Habitat organized a session on "Capacity Development for Non-Revenue Water Management" from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. on 27 November 2013, at the 2nd Global Water Operators' Partnership Congress . The Congress focused on "Fostering Cooperation between Water Operators" and took place from 27-29 November 2013 in Barcelona. Click here for a summary of the session.

UNW-DPC at Wasser Berlin 2013

UNW-DPC contributed to Wasser Berlin from 23 - 26 April 2013, organizing a session within the International Forum together with UNESCO-UNEVOC on "New Trends in Water-Related Capacity Development" and staffing a pavilion, including other members and partners of UN-Water.