Reconnaissance and analysis of management techniques of distribution service and control of losses in water networks in the Mediterranean area

Politecnico di Bari
Bari, Italy
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The issue of water saving is one of the main challenges
to be faced in the coming decades, influencing the
actions of planning and management of water
resources. This is an extremely complex analysis,
which assumes fundamental importance in Puglia, a
region characterized by a limited availability of water
resources, which is compensated for through the joint
use with neighboring regions by means of plant
engineering works subject to significant losses.
incompatible with sustainability criteria. The research
project is part of this context and aims to carry out a
reconnaissance, characterization and critical analysis of
the current management systems of the distribution
service and control of losses to be conducted in the
first instance on the Apulian territory, to then be
extended to other Mediterranean countries, with the
aim of highlighting widespread problems and
preparing a common approach for their overcome