Eleven heads of water utility companies from seven countries in the Asia Pacific region recently took part in a Maynilad Water Academy workshop on the management of water loss or Non-Revenue Water (NRW).
The workshop, dubbed “Master Class in NRW Management”, was organized jointly with the Asian Development Bank and Waterlinks. It equipped participants with basic understanding of NRW management so they can develop results-oriented strategies for addressing their own NRW problem.
Among the workshop speakers are Maynilad employees who shared their NRW reduction experience of the past five years. Topics discussed include pressure management, NRW assessment and audit, leak detection, and integrated meter management.
“Through the holding of workshops such as this one, the Maynilad Water Academy hopes to share knowledge that other utilities here and abroad can apply in meeting their own service targets. This way, more people beyond our concession area can also benefit from tried-and-tested methods of water management,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ricky P. Vargas.
The Maynilad Water Academy focuses on capacity building among water utility professionals and organizations. It also seeks to educate the public and key stakeholders on developments and technologies regarding water and sanitation practices.
IN PHOTO: The participants of the “Master Class on NRW Management” together with the speakers and organizers.