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 AsiaFrom 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 regional workshop on “Capacity Development, Water Operators’ Partnerships and Financing for Non-revenue Water Management” in order to share knowledge and experiences with representatives from water utilities and water sector administrations from the Central Asia, Middle East and South Asia regions, as well as financial and development institutions active in the region.
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. Click here for a full report.