Why don’t we just fix it?
In short, it’s inconvenient and expensive to dig up a city. We need to use new thinking and new technologies to replace our ageing infrastructure in a way that is:
- cost-efficient (no-dig solutions)
- safe (avoiding legionella in new installations)
- smart (utilising technology for monitoring and predictive maintenance to improve drinking water quality)
- lasting (collecting and reusing rainwater to avoid depleting fresh water supplies)
We can’t do this alone.
We need legislation that encourages engineers and planners to think in new ways and installers to carry out the designs properly. Meanwhile, we promise to deliver products and solutions that enable a lasting solution for safe and efficient water supply.
The people making it happen
Pablo Bereciartua, Argentina’s former Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Policy, who created Argentina’s National Water Plan – connecting policy on water supply and sanitation, climate change, expanding the agricultural frontier, and major infrastructure – where all four key aspects relate to water as a central issue for their sustainable economic development.
“We need to improve our cities. Our cities are nowadays the response to globalisation. This is where innovation happens and we might even use basic things like water & sanitation as the driving force for innovation – big data, algorithm, glass optic fibre”
Safe and efficient solutions
Tigris K5/M5: The movement towards air pressure testing
For decades, all across Europe, water pressure has been the prevailing method for leak testing pipelines. But that is changing. You can do air pressure testing in one section of the building at a time, and you don’t need to go through the steps of removing air bubbles from the water. Air pressure testing saves time overall and that’s why it began to take over.The movement towards air pressure testing