Growing cities face increasing challenges affecting the provision of basic urban services. As a result, business-as-usual approaches may be too costly and not resilient to land use changes, climate change, and other future shocks. The Italian Water Utility Industry is changing the approach toward an Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) promising a better approach than the current system, in which water supply, sanitation, stormwater and wastewater are managed by isolated entities, and all four are separated from land-use planning and economic development. The Italian Water Utility Industry calls for the alignment of urban development and basin management to achieve sustainable economic, social, and environmental goals.

Sector Water Supply and Sanitation, Integrated Urban Water Management
country ITALY
  • Topographical surveys, networks surveys
  • Networks GIS
  • Definition of District Metered Areas (DMAs) for WS networks
  • Water losses surveys and analysis, leakage detection
  • Water balance analysis
  • Hydraulic modelling of the WS networks
  • Defining solutions to improve improve/optimize the WS networks
  • Decision Support Systems (DSS) development
  • Non-Revenue Water (NRW) Action Plans
  • Training and capacity building through close involvement with water utilities

BM Tecnologie Industriali S.r.l.