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.
Session on Capacity Development for Non-Revenue Water ManagementUNW-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 2013UNW-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.
UN-Water at the 17th African Water Association (AfWA) Congress
The 17th AfWA Congress will take place in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. As in past years, UNW-DPC will be coordinating a UN-Water booth as well as a technical session, this time on "Non-Revenue Water: Strategies for Capacity-Building for Water and Sanitation Utilities", together with UN-Habitat and other UN-Water members and partners.