EFquanet efficient drinking water distribution
In Western Europe, people take it for granted that hardly any water leaks out of the drinking water supply system. However, this is not the case in many other regions of the world. In Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe as well as in the UK and the US, large quantities of drinking water are lost due to frequent leakages.
It is therefore important to reduce such losses as much as possible, especially in countries where water is a scarce resource. That aim can be achieved, thanks to extensive experience in designing, constructing and managing high-quality water supply networks gained by Dutch drinking water companies, contractors, materials suppliers and engineering firms over many years. The Allied Waters Collab EFquanet will now put that experience to good use by focusing on efficient drinking water distribution worldwide. EFquanet is a joint venture of Witteveen+Bos and the KWR Water Cycle Research Institute. Both firms combine practical experience with extensive research, enabling them to provide effective advice on reducing leakages. The collaboration has already yielded benefits in the form of an assessment tool for trenchless technologies, as well as various innovative plans for designing better pipeline systems, managing them more efficiently and effectively, and reducing water losses as much as possible.