The project’s results are going to have multi-disciplinary impacts:
- The principal impact of the project includes the contribution to the conservation of natural water resources according to the principles of the Water Framework Directive 2000/60, as it includes the development of a ranked list of measures for reduction of water losses in supply systems, i.e. from the water source up to the consumer.
- By employing improved methods of water auditing and loss control, water authorities will have the potential to reduce the large volumes of treated water that are lost to leakages, as well as to provide incentives to customers to optimize their water consumption.
- Reduction of non-revenue water is indirectly related to energy conservation through the efficient power utilization for the transportation and treatment of water.
- The development of performance indicators for water supply systems, based on regional characteristics, will enhance the control of water quality and thus, its effect to human health.
- Water suppliers are going to gain access to additional revenues in self-generated cash flow, through the reduction of non-revenue water quantities.
- The identification of critical points and especially the reduction of illegal connections are expected to create greater fairness between users, and to increase their involvement for the adaptation of proper water use every-day behaviour.
All intermediate and final results of the WATERLOSS project will be published here.