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Publication Date: 15/10/2014

Pages: 250

Binding: Paperback

ISBN13: 9781780406350

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Water Management and Water Loss contains a selection of papers and articles written by various internationally recognised specialists in the field of water loss reduction. The articles have been drawn together from IWA conferences during the past 5 years and provide details of how water losses from Municipal distribution systems can be reduced. The book provides useful background information and reference materials to help explain the different approaches and interventions that are used to reduce water losses. Numerous real case studies are provided that highlight the processes and methodologies employed around the world to reduce water losses.


Water Management and Water Loss covers many aspects of water loss control including, pressure management, leak detection and repair, Internal plumbing losses and retrofitting, community involvement and education/awareness, schools education and leak repair projects.

Authors: Stuart Hamilton, Hydrotec Ltd.,Thorpe Underwood, Northants, UK and Ronnie McKenzie, Groenkloof, Pretoria, South Africa 

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Introduction, Leak detection technologies, Principles of pressure management, The repair or replace dilemma, Jo Parker; Community awareness and education, Meter logging and recording, Large consumer meter consolidation and improvements: Planning, implementation and benefits, Software tools to assist with water loss reduction in municipal systems, International case studies from around the world, Application in water loss reduction project in Bosnia and Herzegovina,  Đevad Koldžo and Branko Vucˇijak; Large scale water loss management improvement programme in Zagreb (Croatia) water distribution network, Kristijan Ilicˇ ic´, Jurica Kovacˇ, Vlado Herceg, Berislav Bohatka, Mario Medven and Ivan Grdenic; Analysis of the water losses from the aspect of central water meters in objects of collective housing, Bajcˇi Angela and Radovanov Milenko; Water loss management in Novi Sad water utility, Serbia, Zlatko Arvaji and Ikonija Karadžic´; Continuous acoustic monitoring – evolution of an innovation in the USA, David Hughes; Establishing the first validated dataset of North American water utility water audit data, A. Chastain-Howley, G. Kunkel and W. Jernigan

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