Welcome!

Welcome to the official site of the IWA Efficient Urban Water Management Specialist Group.

The Efficient Urban Water Management SG was reformed in 2011 and is now developing several new initiatives and taskforces. Its basic mission is to encourage the interchange of knowledge, research, best practices and programs regarding efficient management and use of water in urban zones. A main area of interest is exploring and promoting new technological solutions for urban drinking water supply and wastewater sanitation systems.

Topics like end use efficiency, customer demand management, level of service, network asset management, water losses management, performance assessment, environment impacts, economics, social preferences and involvement, water resource planning, and program design are all integrated under the Efficient SG umbrella. Devoted to promoting practical solutions for utilities, the SG also seeks to involve broad stakeholder interests and knowledge.

The main forum for the SG is the biennial Efficient Conference, which has been successfully held every two years since 2001. The last conference was located in Jordan in March, 2011 where 618 attendees from 32 countries participated.  The next conference will be held October 22-25, 2013 in Paris.