It was great to be involved in the Global Leakage Summit this year, and to see so many people, new and familiar, interested in our services. Sponsoring the Intelligent Asset Management section, Ross Fisher (Minerva CEO) presented our approach to driving leakage investment in strategic infrastructure, seen here alongside Mikal Willmott (Severn Trent), and session chair Paul Valleley (Anglian Water).
We are looking forward to continuing this discussion at the IWA Water Loss Conference and Exhibit in Cape Town on the 7th-9th May. We will also be publishing a short paper on the topic.
Our presentation focused on the importance of assessing trunk mains leakage not only in terms of Non-Revenue Water, but also taking into account the leak before break (LBB) principle. When LBB is taken into account, leakage also becomes a factor of large scale supply interruption, societal impact, health and safety, as well as corporate and social responsibility. This requires the economics of managing leakage to include for the cost of asset failure.
Ross Fisher presents on LBB and the economics of leakage
Sarah meets Snipe the dog and Ross Stephenson of Cape SPC
We were also lucky enough to meet Snipe the sniffer dog, the latest development in trunk main leak detection technology. Snipe and his handler are from Cape SPC.
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