The 5th Water Loss Forum and Exhibition was held between 9 and 11 October 2019 in Ankara, Turkey, where representatives from private sector, municipalities, water administrations and universities came together to discuss strategies, planning and financing issues to prevent water losses.

During the opening speeches and presentations, the speakers emphasized the importance of reducing water losses that take place in drinking water supply and distribution systems and irrigation systems and made evaluations on how to solve this problem with new technologies and exemplary projects. Participants were informed about new technologies and exemplary projects developed for the prevention of water losses during the exhibition.

Successful projects and innovative products for water management were awarded in the ceremony held at the end of the Forum. The Forum, in which the members of the Water and Wastewater Task Force under the UCLG-MEWA Committee on Environment actively participated, will be held in Istanbul next year.

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