Safe and efficient water supply

Our future generations are facing a 40% shortfall between their water supply and demand – making it unacceptable that existing water is leaking away or being contaminated by ageing pipes. 

At Wavin, we believe that current water infrastructure can be fixed without extensive city interruptions and that we need to enable better solutions for rainwater reuse to not exhaust our freshwater resources. Solutions lie in digitalisation and flexible, secure piping with ultimate durability delivering what it’s supposed to – safe, clean water to communities worldwide. 

Our perspective

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”

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Pablo Bereciartua, Argentina’s former Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Policy
Pablo Bereciartua, Argentina’s former Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Policy

Safe and efficient solutions

Make it rain - Rethinking the value of water

‘What type of water do you run?’ won’t sound as strange a question in about twenty years time. Water is heading in the same direction as energy and that didn’t always come in all the flavors we have today: wind, green, grey, sun, coal.

A more secure pressure testing method - right out of thin air

Throughout most of Europe, pipelines are traditionally pressure tested using water. However, according to some experts, air pressure testing can be a more secure pressure testing method, reducing the risk of both Legionella and water damage, especially for large commercial new builds.