Skip to Main Content

Losses in Water Distribution Networks: A Practitioners' Guide to Assessment, Monitoring and Control

By
Malcolm Farley
Malcolm Farley
Search for other works by this author on:
Stuart Trow
Stuart Trow
Search for other works by this author on:
IWA Publishing
Volume
4
ISBN electronic:
9781780402642
Publication date:
October 2005

This is a best practice manual for addressing water losses in water distribution networks worldwide. Systems and methodologies are presented for improving water loss and leakage management in a range of networks, from systems with a well-developed infrastructure to those in developing countries where the network may need to be upgraded.

The key feature of the manual is a diagnostic approach to develop a water loss strategy - using the appropriate tools to find the right solutions - which can be applied to any network. The methods of assessing the scale and volume of water loss are outlined, together with the procedures for setting up leakage monitoring and detection systems. As well as real losses (leakage) procedures for addressing apparent losses, by introducing regulatory and customer metering policies are explained. Suggestions are made for demand management and water conservation programmes, to complement the water loss strategy. Recommendations are made for training workshops and operation and maintenance programmes to ensure skills transfer and sustainability. The manual is illustrated throughout with case studies.

Losses in Water Distribution Networks will appeal to a wide range of practitioners responsible for designing and managing a water loss strategy. These include consultants, operations managers, engineers, technicians and operational staff. It will also be a valuable reference for senior managers and decision makers, who may require an overview of the principles and procedures for controlling losses.

The book will also be suitable as a source document for courses in Water Engineering, Resource Management and Environmental Management.

ISBN: 9781900222112 (Print)

ISBN: 9781780402642 (eBook)

Losses in Water Distribution Networks: A Practitioners' Guide to Assessment, Monitoring and Control
By: Malcolm Farley, Stuart Trow
DOI: https://doi.org/10.2166/9781780402642
ISBN (electronic): 9781780402642
Publisher: IWA Publishing
Published: 2005

Download citation file:


×
This content is PDF only. Please click on the PDF icon to access.
Close Modal
This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal