Bringing Together the Experts and Solutions for Effective NRW Management in Asia
Non-revenue water, or “NRW”–defined as the difference between the amount of water put into the distribution system and the amount of water billed to consumers—remains a challenge for many communities today, especially in developing countries, where about 45 million cubic meters are lost daily through water leakage in the distribution networks—enough to serve nearly 200 million people (World Bank). In Asia, it is estimated that the annual volume of NRW in urban water utilities is around 29 billion cubic meters, causing water utilities to lose nearly $9 billion per year (Asian Development Bank). In Indonesia, rapid urbanization has outpaced investment in the water services sector, emphasizing the need for efficient NRW management in this populous nation.
Water Loss Asia 2016, now in its 5th edition, returns as the authoritative platform for water professionals to discuss the issue of water loss management, a pertinent global challenge that demands solutions for today and planning for tomorrow. For the first time ever, Water Loss Asia 2016 will take place in Indonesia, one of the region’s most populous nations.