Leakage management and control: A best practice training manual
Leakage is one of the crucial issues to be dealt with in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of water supply services. Although the techniques and institutional aspects involved in a leakage control programme are well known, appropriate materials for use in training programmes on this problem are lacking. This training manual aims to fill this gap. Its use should be viewed as part of an overall strategy for the promotion of sound operation and maintenance (O&M) practices in the context of a comprehensive approach to institutional development.
This training manual is aimed at professionals responsible for Operation and Maintenance of water supply systems, who already have some experience of training. It has been designed to raise their level of training and to make maximum use of the scarce resources available for this type of activity. The manual will greatly help the implementation of training activities and will be an important tool for trainers in the design, preparation and carrying out of training courses on leakage control. At the end of the course, experienced participants should be able not only to repeat the training course with other professiuonals, but also to help water agencies in the formulation and implementation of a leakage control programme.