Developing Diagnosis Techniques and Strategies to Reduce Non-Revenue Water (NRW) in the Middle East

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Sponsor: 
U.S. Agency for International Development
Project Status: 
Active
Start Date: 
14 April 2014
End Date: 
31 July 2015

The difference between the water that the utility produces and the water that it is paid for is called non-revenue water (NRW). Among the major causes of NRW are leaking and burst pipes, illegal connections, metering inaccuracies, and sub-standard billing systems. High levels of NRW have undermined the financial viability of water utilities and significantly reduced their ability to maintain, improve, or expand their networks and infrastructure. Despite reforms and recent improvements, NRW levels remain high in water districts across the Middle East.
 
Led by the Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA), this research project will advance our understanding of NRW issues in the region. ACWUA researchers will conduct comprehensive on-the-ground audits of four water utilities in the region, prepare performance improvement plans (PIPs), and support implementation of specific action plans to address NRW losses.

Research Results and Progress Reports

Progress Report: January - March 2015

Posted: 18 September 2015 | Progress Report

During this reporting period, the research team:

Progress Report: April - June 2015

Posted: 18 September 2015 | Progress Report

During this reporting period, the research team:

Progress Report: April 2014 - June 2014

Posted: 15 June 2014 | Progress Report

During this reporting quarter, the research team: