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.

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.

Video on Reducing Water Loss

UNW-DPC has produced a video on reducing water loss. In this DVD, water experts discuss the challenges of water loss faced every day and suitable solutions to increase efficiency in urban water supply systems and apply suitable approaches to develop capacities. Watch the video on the UNU YouTube channel.