The 6th Water Loss Asia 2018 goes to Taiwan !

28-31 August 2018 – Kaohsiung Exhibition Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan


Water Loss Asia, a specialised Conference and Exhibition which addresses challenges, opportunities, latest technologies and innovations to reduce water loss will be held in Taiwan this year.  This biennial event started in 2008held in different cities, bringing the NRW industry together to share experiences and knowledge and bring NRW solutions to the host country and the region.


Themed “Efficient NRW Reduction through Holistic Approach and Successful Implementation”,

Water Loss Asia 2018 aims to bridge the gap, engaging Government, Water Utilities, Industry and Research Institutes (quadruple helix partnership) to spotlight NRW challenges faced by Asian Utilities, sharing of success stories,  how to achieve successful NRW reduction through a holistic approach, discover how to ensure continuous success, what are the latest innovative technologies available, and many other knowledge-sharing opportunities throughout the event.  Proudly supported by the Taiwan Water Corporation and Aqua Taiwan, WLA2018 brings to you NRW professionals from all over Taiwan and the region.  Here is where NRW professionals meet, network, and share their experiences with key industry players, technology providers and explore solutions and best practices in NRW management.

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Event Schedule


29 August (Wed) 30 August (Thurs) 31 August (Fri)
Conference Day 1 Conference Day 2 1-Day Workshop
Exhibition Exhibition Exhibition
  Technical Tour (Free)

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WLA2018 Conference (29-30 August)


WLA2018 Conference is where NRW professionals, water utilities, government, researchers meet, learn, and network.  This year, more than 250 participants will congregate in the beautiful city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan for this 2-day conference.  Don’t miss this important gathering to learn from expert practitioners, water utilities, key players, policy makers, and technology innovators.  Discussions will focus on current issues, challenges, best practices, case studies, methodologies and solutions for a holistic approach and successful implementation of sustainable NRW.


Some of our WLA2018 speakers include :


  • Atushi Masuko, TSS Tokyo Water Co. Ltd, Japan
  • Aldric Loong, Genbina Group of Companies, Malaysia
  • Lucas Grolimung, Gutermann AG, Switzerland
  • Andreas Gross, Readlinger Primus Line GmbH, Germany
  • Halma Water Management
  • Xylem
  • Dr. Wu Zheng-Yi, Bentley Systems, USA
  • Liu Gee-Yu, National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering, Taiwan
  • Jack Ou, Taiwan Water Corporation, Taiwan
  • Terry Huang Yu-Tai, Taipei Water Department, Taiwan
  • Alan Cunningham, Servelec Technologies, UK
  • Wilson Chua, Mueller Water Products, USA
  • Lu Keng-Ping, Asahi Sunrise Co. Ltd., Taiwan
  • James Yang, EMS, Taiwan
  • Clive S Harrison, Stantec Consulting Services, UK
  • Paul Chuo, Stantec Consulting Services,
  • 歐 中行,Taiwan Water Corporation, Taiwan
    • Chang Min-Lih,  Taiwan Water Corporation, Taiwan
  • Hayden Knight, Stantec Consulting Services
  • Pauline Macharia, Vienna University of Technology
  • Bill Zhang, Beijing Wealth New Technology, China


NRW Workshop on The Four Pillars of Managing Physical Losses (31 Aug)


Non-Revenue Water is an issue that many water utilities across Asia are struggling to manage.  However, it is the volume of physical losses that is most significant, with aging infrastructures and ever-expanding networks putting an operational strain on the utilities.


This workshop will concentrate on the four pillars of managing physical losses, as set out by the International Water Associations’ Water Loss Specialist Group.  A key feature will be the introduction of the latest technologies in Asset Assessment, Leakage Detection, Pressure Management and Repair technologies, which are rapidly becoming the most effective methods for managing physical losses.

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This Workshop is focussed on:


  • Advances in intelligent pressure control.
  • Low-impact in-pipe inspection technologies for leak detection and condition assessment.
  • The necessary detection of leakage in trunk mains.
  • Repairing mains under pressure to reduce the effect on customers.

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The Exhibition

The Water Loss Asia 2018 Exhibition continues to bring the most innovative technologies and solutions to new and growing markets.  This is the first time that a specialised NRW conference and exhibition is being held in Taiwan.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet new customers from Taiwan and the neighbouring countries of China, Hong Kong, South Korea,  Japan, as well as those from Southeast Asia countries.  WLA2018 is co-located with AquaTaiwan, which brings you an audience of more than 8,000 water professionals from 48 countries.  Here are some of our WLA2018 exhibitors :


  • Halma Water Management, UK
  • Rädlinger Primus Line GmbH, Germany
  • Xylem Inc, USA
  • Pure Technologies, Canada
  • Gütermann AG, Switzerland
  • SebaKMT, Germany
  • Euromag International, Italy
  • Crowder Consulting, UK
  • Primayer, UK
  • Mueller Water Products, USA
  • Kawanishi International Industrial Co. Ltd., Taiwan (東霖國際興業有限公司)
  • Ketech Scientific Instrument Co. Ltd., Taiwan (儀展科技有限公司)
  • Energy Management System Co. Ltd., Taiwan (EMS) (廠商名稱:弓銓企業股份有限公司)
  • Mirle Automation Corporation, Taiwan (盟立自動化股份有限公司)
  • Ming Kuan Machinery Manufacturing Enterprise Co., Ltd., Taiwan


  • Taiwan Water & Soil Instrumentation Inc., Taiwan (台禹監測科技股份有限公司)

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US Commercial Service Report On “Water Technology Industry in Southern Taiwan”

published in 2016


“Taiwan is facing a water crisis and is in search for solutions. While abundant precipitation is received each year, water shortages continue to challenge authorities due to Taiwan’s uneven rainfall distribution, dense population, storage capacity, and geographical characteristics. Furthermore, global climate changes continue to worsen the current shortage situation and present unprecedented challenges to Taiwan’s water system.


Taiwan’s central authorities recently announced the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program for 2017-2024. Within the program, water resources and aquatic environment is listed as one of the five key areas where US $8.3 billion will be invested to solve current issues and meet future needs. The objective is to address challenges including water provision, flood prevention, and water-related infrastructure build up as priorities.”


Water Leakage


“As of the end of 2015, Taiwan had a water leakage of 16.63 percent, with Non-Revenue Water (NRW) that accounts for 24.73 percent.   The leakage adds up to 1 billion tons of water going to waste each year, equivalent to 2.5 times the Shimen Reservoir capacity.  According to the Green City Index study conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit in 2010, the average water leakage rate in Asia Index cities is 22 percent, with Tokyo leading the Asia index at 3 percent. Across the five regions investigated, 27 cities in the U.S. & Canada had the lowest leakage rate at 13 percent in 2011. U.S. companies can enter with their experiences and relevant technologies/products that can lower leakage rates and transfer its success to Taiwan.


The main reason behind water leakage in Taiwan is the deterioration of old pipelines, especially those made of plastic. Due to past budget issues, alongside the focus to provide mass coverage

within a short period of time, Taiwan Water Corporation, the state-owned water utility installed mostly plastic (PVC) material pipes for pipelines that are smaller in diameter and closer to consumers. However, these plastic pipes have a 20-year life expectancy and are mostly long overdue for renewal.  An investigation done by the Control Yuan suggests that more than 80 percent of the current pipes are past their life expectancy.


Moreover, frequent vibration of vehicles and construction sites contribute to the situation. Connecting pipelines also may be a significant contribution to the issue. Other reasons include earthquakes, land subsidence, and other natural disasters.   The current average renewal rate is roughly 1 percent.  At this rate, it would take 100 years to completely renew all pipes.”



“Taiwan Water Corporation developed a plan since 2013 going on to 2022 to decrease water leakage. The plan focuses on four key strategies: pressure control and management, efficiency and quality fixation, active leakage control, and pipelines and asset management.   In correspondence with the Executive Yuan’s Investment Expansion Program, Taiwan Water Corporation also expects the leakage rate to lower to 14.25 percent by 2020, which is earlier than planned.   Significant opportunities are present in alignment with Taiwan Water Corporation’s strategic plan. Companies may look into bringing in technologies and best practices to ensure more effective renewal of pipelines.”


One of The Water Opportunities Published In This Report is Leak Prevention Management …


“Leak Prevention Management also poses opportunities for American companies wanting to enter southern Taiwan, particularly for cities like Kaohsiung where leakage rates are elevated. Smart water management may be leveraged to monitor and collect real-time data regarding water quality, volume, and pressure in every pipe. The data should also incorporate geographical features and climate information, such as typhoon data and precipitation calculations. Water management offices can then effectively analyze these numbers and gather insights regarding the most urgent leakage problems. At the same time, these insights can also be used to forecast future needs. This may systemizes accurate and efficient projections as opposed to detecting leakages by using the current human detection model. The margin for human error is decreased.”

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