The protection and conservation of all our world’s natural resources is an important and well-publicised issue at the moment. Though emphasis is often placed on the debate about our energy future and dwindling supply of fossil fuels, water is arguably the most vital resource of all and must be cherished, valued, and never needlessly wasted. Knowing this, representatives from Halma Water Management recently attended two recent events at the forefront of the fight for water conservation.
From 23-26th September HWM had a stand at Waterloss 2007 in Bucharest, a conference promoted by the WaterLoss task force of the International Water Association. David Field and Steve Grainger are both members of this task force, and were both present at the event to promote the benefits that high-quality leak detection and water management can have in the prevention of unnecessary water loss.
Following on from this, David quickly travelled to Budapest for the UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organisation) Technology Foresight Summit 2007, held on the 27th-29th September. HWM was in evidence with a stand at the Fair Of The Future section of the event, and David held a 15 minute presentation on the company’s products and the role they have to play in increasing water productivity – the key theme of the event. This was a good opportunity to highlight how good water management technology can not only involve the effective reduction of water loss due to leakage, but also actively reduce the amount of water used through efficient pressure control; making less water do more work with less loss is the goal of cultivating water productivity.
At the end of October Tashkent, Uzbekistan hosted another meeting of minds for the water conservation sector. The Tashkent Conference was organised by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OCSE), and was focused on looking at the “Main Challenges for Providing Environmental Security and Sustainable Development in the Region of Central Asia: Degradation of Land and Pollution of Soil”. David attended the event and presented at one of the workshops, where industry experts were encouraged to exchange ideas and methods for more efficient use and management of water.
Having a presence in the environment of worldwide ‘best-practice’ development for the water industry is important to equipment producers; companies such as HWM are the ones who will provide the technology to implement this practice and enable its improvement over time through innovation and refinement. By working closely with and within the industry, needs can be better understood and problems more effectively solved, and HWM are proud to be a part of the global fight against water wastage by being involved with groups such as UNIDO, the IWA and OCSE.