Region: South Asia
Sector: Water and Sanitation
Keywords: Knowledge Lab, Water
Reducing nonrevenue water (NRW) and increasing energy efficiency improves outcomes for consumers and water utilities in three important and inter-connected ways by:
Reducing the costs of providing water and wastewater services.
Improving service levels for consumers
Enhancing the capacity to fund much-needed investments
In recent years, Vietnam has made remarkable progress in increasing access to improved water supply and sanitation services. Despite the achievement, the water sector still faces challenges in meeting the future demand associated with rapid socioeconomic development and population growth. Inefficiencies and quality deficiencies remain high in the sector. Among the drains on efficiency are high energy consumption and water losses.
This report is a key analytical study of the project and is centered on addressing the knowledge gaps and providing technological recommendations on EE improvement and NRW reduction to generate positive impacts in the water sector in Vietnam. The main objectives of the report are to expand and disseminate knowledge on issues related to EE in the water and wastewater sectors and to inform the development of the national program for NRW reduction and EE improvement practices in the water sector in Vietnam. To fully achieve the objectives, the report focuses on performing a rapid assessment of EE and NRW in the water sector in Vietnam, formulating potential areas for NRW reduction and EE improvement in the utilities, and identifying potential candidates for follow-up “deep-dive” studies on EE and NRW.
Updated: October 12, 2022