water loss management News

  • AWWA announces webcast on water loss management

    The American Water Works Association (AWWA) announced today that it will host a webcast on utility water loss management strategies on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. EDT. This webcast will focus on the water audit method developed by AWWA and the International Water Association. How to implement ILI metrics to evaluate water loss trends will also be included, along with case studies that ...

  • Framework Unveiled to Aid in Controlling Utility Water Losses

    The largest association of California drinking water professionals today announced the formation of a program to educate and assist drinking water agencies in understanding and reducing unnecessary losses of precious water. The American Water Works Association’s California-Nevada Section (CA-NV AWWA) stated that the California Water Loss Control Collaborative will be a far-reaching ...

  • ‘Lift and shift` leak monitoring reduces water loss

    Veolia Water has been making use of recent developments in water leak detection technology to effectively manage water networks at an increased efficiency and lower cost. Halma Water Management"s (HWM"s) Permalog+ noise loggers have been employed by the company in a ‘lift and shift" method to quickly, easily and accurately find and repair leaks. Permalog+ noise loggers are small devices ...

  • ABB flowmeters reduce water loss in Riyadh

    ABB FlowMaster flowmeters are helping the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, to cut leakage in its water distribution network by around 40 percent. The flowmeters were repeatedly selected for their outstanding accuracy and performance. By ABB Communications ABB’s market-leading range of FlowMaster flowmeters has been selected on three separate occasions as part of a large-scale project to modernize ...


    By ABB

  • California Water Board backs program targeting utilities’ water losses

    The California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association (CA-NV AWWA) will receive $3.2 million over two years to help California’s water agencies produce validated system water audits, in an action approved by the State Water Resources Control Board on January 5. Accurate water audits are the first step in developing systematic water management programs to cut unnecessary ...

  • EUR11.4m to cut Plovdiv’s water losses, improve water quality

    Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second largest city, and more than 730,000 people in 210 surrounding towns and villages will benefit from improved reliability of water supply and better quality drinking water as a result of a €11.4 million loan from the EBRD. Plovdiv is becoming an important economic and industrial centre in Bulgaria and a reliable water supply system is crucial to supporting the growing ...

  • Global Water Technologies launches new effort to reduce water loss

     Global Water Technologies (OTC Pink: GWTR) is pleased to announce that its new partnership with Martinek Water Management, GmbH, is moving forward with efforts to set up a pilot project in the United States to provide real-time monitoring of leak conditions and reduce loss in drinking water systems. "Current drought conditions have raised awareness about the critical need to use water more ...

  • AWWA announces new edition of water loss control manual

    The American Water Works Association has released a fourth edition of M36 Water Audits and Loss Control Programs. As water utilities work to mitigate leakage and loss, M36 provides valuable information to help determine the cost of issues such as meter error and theft and how to prevent ...

  • New map of soil loss by water erosion across Europe

    Soil erosion is an important issue in Europe, with consequences for water quality, ecosystem services supply and crop production. In this study, researchers enhanced an existing model to estimate soil loss and create an updated map of soil erosion across the EU. The authors say the tool can simulate the effects of land use changes and management practices and will support effective policy ...

  • Metropolitana Milanese Reduces Water Loss on Critical Steel Pipeline

    The common belief that the age of a pipe determines its condition is rarely correct – in many cases, a newer main can be in worse condition than one twice or three times as old. Instead, operational, environmental and installation factors have more impact on the condition of a buried asset. For utilities embarking on proactive management and assessment of their buried infrastructure, leak ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Metropolitana Milanese Reduces Water Loss on Critical Steel Pipeline

    Assessing the condition of buried water infrastructure can yield a variety of outcomes that are difficult to predict. Sometimes, they even seem random. The common belief that the age of a pipe determines its condition is rarely correct – in many cases, a newer main can be in worse condition than one twice or three times as old. Instead, operational, environmental and installation factors ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • NASA data reveal major groundwater loss in California

    In research being presented this week at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco, scientists from NASA and the University of California, Irvine, detailed California's groundwater changes and outlined Grace-based research on other global aquifers. The twin Grace satellites monitor tiny month-to-month changes in Earth's gravity field primarily caused by the movement of water in ...

  • CWCO shares slump as impairment losses mount

    Consolidated Water shares were marked down more than 10% this morning on the back of a shaky set of quarterly results which saw the company slump to a net loss of $0.13 per share from net income of $0.12 per share this time last year. The upset was down to a clutch of impairment losses, including $2 million relating to the company’s loss-making desalination operation in Bali (Indonesia), a ...

  • NASA to Launch Global Warming Satellite After Loss

    Five years after a NASA satellite to track carbon dioxide plunged into the ocean after liftoff, the space agency is launching a carbon copy - this time on a different rocket. The $468 million mission is designed to study the main driver of climate change emitted from smokestacks and tailpipes. Some of the carbon dioxide is sucked up by trees and oceans, and the rest is lofted into the atmosphere, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Governments urged to reverse worldwide wetland loss

    Wetlands International advocates a focus on a key role for wetlands in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and for strengthening resolutions on peatlands and on disaster risk reduction; and an increased budget at the 12th global wetland conference (Ramsar COP12) in Punta del Este, Uruguay (1-9 June 2015). Punta del Este, Uruguay – A Ramsar Convention with an increased ...


    By Wetlands International

  • CA-NV AWWA launches Water Loss Technical Assistance to California Urban Water Systems

    The American Water Works Association’s California-Nevada Section (CA-NV AWWA) is pleased to announce the launch of its Water Loss Technical Assistance Program (Water Loss TAP), a $3.2 million dollar program that will run approximately 2 years to train and assist California’s urban water agencies to produce validated system water audits. The Water Loss TAP is part of CA-NV AWWA’s ...

  • ADB, Japan to help Asia cut human, economic losses from water disasters

    Japan and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are providing support for improved flood management in the region, in a bid to lower the rising human and economic costs of water-related disasters. ADB’s Board of Directors approved a US$2 million grant from the Japan Special Fund for regional technical assistance to support investments in water-related disaster management. The Fund is financed by the ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Wetland Loss Major Factor in Algae-Filled Canadian Lakes

    Yesterday, a report published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences was released indicating that a survey of nearly 250 lakes across Canada found a potent liver toxin in every province, with the highest concentrations in central Alberta and southern Manitoba. Over the last 10 years, the levels of the cyanobacterial (blue-green algae) toxin called microcystin have often ...


    By Marketwire

  • Poor sanitation still causes heavy health and economic losses in Indonesia

    The economic costs of poor hygiene and sanitation in Indonesia reached an estimated US$6.3 billion, or 2.3 percent of GDP in 2006, according to a new report today released by the Water and Sanitation Program. The study, Economic Impacts of Sanitation in Indonesia, finds that the lack of access to sanitation poses heavy financial and economic costs to the Indonesian economy, not only to ...


    By The World Bank

  • Lean Agriculture, Food Losses, and Waste – Setting the Standards | by Cristina Morozov

    Stable economic times are excellent for setting standards and directions for development. Agriculture is a vital part of any given economy, and constantly improving agriculture is essential to promoting self-sufficient food production in economies across the world. Understanding the causes and minimizing the effects of food waste are crucial to reducing poverty and malnutrition on a ...


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