Water Leakage and Pressure Management
Research, Training, Technical Support and Software
The purpose of this website is to provide easily accessible information on effective water leakage and pressure management in public water distribution systems, using proven practical concepts developed by Allan Lambert and other international experts in the IWA Water Loss Specialist Group. These methods have been successfully applied since 2000 in an ever-increasing number of countries, often through the use of LeaksSuite customized software designed for international application, with outreach, international support and more.
When the 1st Water Loss Task Force (1995-99), chaired by Allan, published its best practice international Water Balance, and the Infrastructure Leakage Index (ILI) – the only Performance Indicator designed to compare Real Loss management performance between Utilities – it became clear that a major opportunity had been created to move on from traditional and previous largely inefficient attempts to effectively manage Non Revenue Water.
ILMSS Ltd (International Leakage Management Support Services Ltd) was set up in 2003 to provide training and consultancy technical support to ‘spread the word’ internationally through the LeaksSuite leakage and pressure management range of software. By 2012, some 600 recipients in over 60 countries had LeaksSuite programs, mostly provided with expert global support by specialist regional consultants, fully trained in the concepts and applications, as national distributors of the software.
Wider international networking has identified that some important topics, such as pressure:bursts relationships and effects on infrastructure life, had been largely ignored in the past. WLRandA Ltd (Water Loss Research and Analysis Ltd) was set up in 2010 to specialise in such research. The results are then included in upgrades of the LeaksSuite software, or become individual Research Reports.
Outreach from the website is provided through numerous Free Papers and PPTs, and lists of Activities by calendar year. International support is provided by specialist Consultants with experience and knowledge of different geographical regions. Testimonials from some of our Clients, and Blogs on topics of interest, can also be found on the website.
Information in this website has taken years of effort to assemble, by many people. We hope you will be able to use it as a foundation to make further progress in the innovative application of science to practical water leakage and pressure management.
Allan and Janet Lambert. On behalf of ILMSS Ltd and WLRandA Ltd