The IWA biennial Water Loss Conference was held between the 20th and 22nd June 2022 at the Prague Conference Centre in the Czech Republic and was attended by over 300 delegates from 52 countries. Crowder Consulting were a Silver Sponsor of the event, with a booth at the Conference Centre attended by our MD George Crowder, Directors Tom Crowder, Gillian Sowden and Sharif Elnagar, as well as Senior Project Manager David Kirby. Tom was chairperson for one of the Conference sessions under the banner of “Innovative AI and Modelling Solutions”. Tom also presented a very well received paper titled “Best Practice Techniques to Reduce Leakage in Urban and Rural DMAs”, as part of the “NRW Strategy Design” session.
The Conference provided an opportunity to meet with international colleagues, almost 4 years after the last IWA Water Loss Conference in Cape Town. The range of papers and topics presented and discussed throughout the event, provided attendees with insights into the latest developments and initiatives in the water industry worldwide.
Managing Director, George Crowder said “One of the key features of the Prague IWA conference, was the evident progress in advanced technologies for leakage reduction strategies. Many leading vendors were present and presenting their technologies and solutions. We have developed working relationships with them to partner and utilise their equipment and services in our field services for our clients. We will continue to work closely with them for providing integrated solutions in our Netbase Digital Services platform with our NetOps and NetAlytics applications. Our integrated approach, will provide important and added value benefits to our clients in supporting the challenges of leakage and NRW reduction.”
It was great to meet in person and network with a variety of people from the water industry both in the UK and internationally, after the conference has been held virtually in recent years, due to the pandemic.
We really enjoyed connecting with colleagues and learning about innovative solutions to reduce leakage and save potable water from being lost.