ICA works on Non-Revenue Water – Discussion at up-coming Stockholm World Water Week

21 August 2013

In parts of Africa physical infrastructure issues such as old and leaking pipes, and operational issues such as lack of metering, poor billing and collection procedures as well as illegal water connections represent a loss of revenue for the utility.  Reducing the non-revenue water ratio would not only bring more clean water to consumers – but it would also increase financial sustainability of utilities.

As part of a regional consultancy assignment by KfW and the ICA Water Platform to identify non-revenue water investment possibilities and develop innovative and adequate financing, a team of consultants conducted fact finding missions to the Eastern African Region (in June of 2013).  The consultants visited three countries: Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya. As part of the missions, a dialogue was started with utilities, respective Ministries and the respective regional institution. On July 3rd, the consultants and water finance expert from the ICA secretariat, Ms. Sonja Hoess participated in a meeting in Kigali at the Ministry of Energy and Water.

The results of this assignment will be presented for discussions to the ICA members in the up-coming ICA Water Platform Meeting – to be held during the first week of September at the World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden.

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