Inefficiencies are avoidable operational costs that could be useful to expand infrastructures and accelerate the universalization of drinking water services (SDG6) or reduce tariffs/fees charged and external subsidies. The reduction in operating costs the economic accessibility of users.
In general, service providers seek efficiency, however, in the short term, many managers find that this improvement requires internal management changes and increased operating and maintenance costs both in conservation investments and in the rehabilitation of existing assets, turning it more complex the decision making in short management cycles, typically 3-5 years.
During the RWW, on Efficient Management, we will discuss how structuring actions within the organization lead to greater measurable efficiencies in the medium and long term. Some aspects such as reduction of water and energy losses and operational indicators will be discussed, among others, in search of the economic and environmental sustainability of the services.
The theme will be covered by 3 topics, in six sessions and one workshop as follows:
Topic 31 – Water loss control with two sessions and one workshop:
– Session 311 -Facing Water losses and collaborating with water security;
– Session 312 – Rate of rise of real loss in city distribution systems;
– Workshop on the calculation of the rate of rise
Topic 32 – Energy Efficiency with two sessions:
– Session 321 – Energy production in water and sanitation systems
– Session 322Energy management systems
Topic 33 – Management performance with two sessions:
– Session 331 – Water for all in the long run through efficient asset management;
– Session 332 – Assessing performance in water utilities using the right indicators