25 Water Engineers from India Participate in WaterLinks’ Introductory Training Program in Non-Revenue Water Management
Now on its 3rd batch, a total of 25 engineers from various municipal corporations of Tamil Nadu, India, participated in a four-day introductory training program on Non-Revenue Water (NRW) organized by WaterLinks. The training program was held in Manila on 19-22 February 2019. Maynilad Water Services, Inc. provided the principal faculty for the NRW management component of the program.
The training program consists of technical lectures on physical and commercial loss management, DMA design and implementation, and the use of information technology to manage NRW such as SCADA, Netbase, etc. Demonstration on various leak detection equipment was made as well as visits to relevant departments of Maynilad e.g. Integrated Meter Management, SCADA at the Central Control Monitoring Department.
A visit to Laguna Water in Sta. Rosa, Laguna was also conducted where participants learned of the success of Manila Water and Laguna Water in providing efficient and affordable water and sanitation services to their customers. A site visit to the Laguna Well Field was also made. The well field is the largest in the country with a capacity of 100 MLD.
The training program is the third of seven batches of trainees from Tamil Nadu as part of the Memorandum of Understanding between WaterLinks and the Tamil Nadu Water Investment Company Ltd. (TWIC) of India which aims to build the capacity of engineers and officials from various cities and municipalities from the state of Tamil Nadu specifically in NRW management.