'Developing and Maintaining a NRW Reduction Strategy - Established Concepts and New Technologies'
Non revenue water (NRW) – loss of water from leaks in pipe networks and loss of income to the utility - is high on the agenda of water utilities across the world. NRW managers in some utilities face specific problems of high losses, poor infrastructure and a lack of technology and skills. This workshop addresses the steps for developing and maintaining a strategy – it will introduce and explain best practice procedures and methodologies developed by the International Water Association and being practised by water utilities worldwide. A key feature of the programme is a session on in-pipe inspection technologies for leak detection and condition assessment, and low-impact pipe maintenance and repair technologies.
A key feature of the workshop programme for delegates to Water Loss Asia 2012/Trenchless Technology Asia 2012 is a focus on:
- Alternatives to zoning for monitoring flow, pressure and noise in distribution networks
- Low-impact in-pipe inspection technologies for leak detection and condition assessment
- Minimum excavation technology for conventional pipe repair
- Getting the best performance from polyethylene pipes
Workshop objectives are for delegates to:
- Review the factors that influence NRW
- Identify the methodologies and technologies to assess the scale of NRW
- Prioritise the actions needed to address water balance components
- Understand the steps for developing a NRW reduction strategy
- Be appraised of the latest development in ‘smart’ monitoring systems, network management systems and leak detection technology
- Learn about innovative technologies and materials for monitoring , maintaining and repairing underground assets