A technical training on water loss reduction has been organized in Hamburg for representatives from water utilities, GIZ, universities and other water related companies. The participants came from several countries on four different continents (Zambia, Turkey, Bolivia, Botswana, Uganda, France, Thailand and Germany).

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The Objectives of the technical training have been defined as follows:

  • to understand the different types of water losses, their causes, impacts and as such the importance of Water Loss Reduction
  • to be able to establish a water balance (IWA standard) and to calculate performance indicators
  • to know various appropriate information systems and to be able to apply them
  • to know about key intervention methods for WLR (District Metered Area (DMA) design, Pressure Management, Active Leakage Control, Infrastructure Management and Leak Repair) 
  • to exchange experiences and to benefit from each other
  • to implement an action plan for WRL in the respective water utilities of the participants