Events

Nov
13
Mon
2017
Water and Development Congress & Exhibition 2017
Nov 13 – Nov 16 all-day

Water and Development Congress & Exhibition 2017

Sustainable solutions for emerging economies – 13 – 16 November 2017 / Buenos Aires / Argentina

Water and Development Congress & Exhibition 2017

To achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal 6 of ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, will require a massive effort by the water and sanitation practitioners, especially those in low and middle income countries. We are beyond a simple model of expanded investment in infrastructure, there are numerous challenges and they are linked in often complex ways. For example, progress in the sector is significantly hampered by an overall shortage of appropriately skilled people in the workforce. IWA has published a preliminary analysis from 15 countries in 2014. Developing and emerging economies have made efforts to cope with the challenges, training, establishing competency frameworks, organizational development and implementing institutional frameworks. This is only one issue for which the fifth Water and Development Congress & Exhibition creates an opportunity to share, mutually reinforce and accelerate work in progress.

Objective of the Water and Development Congress & Exhibition 2017

The overarching goal of IWA’s Water and Development Congress & Exhibition 2017 is to catalyse transformational change and support transition to new ways of managing water resources and delivering water services. The Congress is explicitly solutions-focused, based on the already well-documented diagnosis of constraints, challenges and problems in the sector. Performance indicators for these conferences include the level of effective networking, knowledge exchange and the generation of new ideas shared by the participants. Success is expressed as numbers of participants who can leave the conference with new ideas and inspired to take these back to their colleagues and own areas of work.

Transformational change is needed to transition to a water-wise world through a wise implementation of the SDGs. Participants will be asked to learn about and share solutions at four levels:

Enhancing water and sanitation services,
Strengthening the role of water in city design,
Fostering the connection between cities and basins, and
Promoting the engagement of people so they are enabled to take action.
These four levels of actions are interlinked and mutually reinforcing. The breakdown allows for the challenges to be tackled one by one, while keeping a holistic approach. Five building blocks for implementation – vision, governance, capacity, planning tools, and financing & contracting tools – will be covered throughout the different sessions, so that participants may plan their learning experience based on what they need the most.

Dec
3
Sun
2017
2017 North American Water Loss Conference
Dec 3 – Dec 5 all-day

Baseform at 2017 North American Water Loss Conference

The California-Nevada Section, AWWA hosts the 2017 North American Water Loss Conference in cooperation with the Alliance for Water Efficiency and the NAWL 2017 Conference Planning Committee. Discussions will take place over two days on developing water loss policies, auditing your system, reducing apparent losses, controlling leakage, managing pressures, and documenting your progress, both for you and for your regulators.

Join Baseform in the exhibition area, to discuss with our experts your specific needs and try out our award-winning software for water & energy losses.

2017 North American Water Loss Conference

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Water meter management: key volume metrics, metering errors, useful lives, replacement policies.
Reliable apparent losses quantification

Accurately estimated demand patterns: statistically calculated per zone, date, type of day, improving accuracy e.g., to simulation models.
Up to 80% better precision


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