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. Click here for a full report.