Interviews about non-revenue water
One thing is certain: our water consumption will continue to rise. Due to climate change and the dramatic rise in temperature in recent years, as well as the need for agricultural purposes and daily life, we will need more water.
Water will undoubtedly be an even more valuable resource in the future, and we should not waste it. Yet, our water conservation options are far from achieving adequate results. Water losses play a crucial role here: according to a recent study by the International Water Association (IWA), we lose about 346 million cubic meters per day or 126 billion cubic meters per year in water distribution systems on the way to the consumer worldwide.
These losses are referred to as "non-revenue water" or NRW (water not consumed or water that does not generate revenue) and are equivalent to the average cost of water of about $39 billion USD per year.
This is a global problem that not only harms the environment, but also creates additional costs for utilities. In addition, water leakage can have an impact on service levels and water quality. But how can leakage be prevented? And what products are used to locate leaks? And how is the water infrastructure organized in different countries?
We wanted to know this and much more and asked our experts.
Read the interviews and get exciting insights from different perspectives.