How much water is your utility losing to leakage, customer meter error or water theft? How can your utility quantify these water losses or identify the cost burdens the losses impart upon the system?
Water utilities recognize not only the need to regularly account for their supplies but also the importance of trained personnel in the auditing and validation processes. This seminar, facilitated by experts from the AWWA Water Loss Control Committee, will help utilities establish accountability by giving attendees instruction on the AWWA Standard Water Audit compilation and data validation process.
Attendees will learn the methods and technologies to economically control water and revenue losses by managing leakage and pressure to save water and optimizing revenue via revenue protection programs. Be sure to bring a laptop or personal device to the seminar. Attendees who have completed a water audit for their utility using the AWWA Free Water Audit Software are encouraged to bring an electronic copy of the audit.
George Kunkel is Principal of Kunkel Water Efficiency Consulting, a firm that specializes in water loss control in drinking water utilities. He has over 37 years of water utility and consulting experience and led the successful water loss control program in Philadelphia for over 20 years. His work assists water utilities in compiling realistic water audits of their operations and designing cost-effective non-revenue water management strategies, including progressive leakage and pressure management, and revenue protection programs. He is chair of the AWWA subcommittee for the M36 guidance manual on water loss control and is a co-author of the AWWA Free Water Audit Software. He was the recipient of the AWWA Peak Performance Award in 2016
Will Jernigan is a Director with Cavanaugh, an established leader in the fields of Water Loss Management and Bioenergy. Will has 17 years in the industry and was appointed in 2017 as the United States Expert to an international task force for developing the ISO Water Loss Standards. Will has led multi-year statewide Water Loss Technical Assistance Programs in Georgia and California and has worked with over 1,000 utilities in North America to conduct water audits, water loss analysis and intervention. Will serves in several leadership roles at AWWA, including Secretary for the Water Loss Control Committee, and Chair of its Software Subcommittee.
David Sayers has nearly 20 years of experience in the fields of water use analyses, water resources management, water conservation and water system audits. He has experience working in the United Kingdom and the United States and has worked for a water utility, a regulatory agency, and as a consultant. David is an active member of the AWWA Water Loss Control Committee and is the lead developer of the AWWA Free Water Audit Software and Compiler tool. He was the recipient of the AWWA Peak Performance Award in 2011.