Earlier this year, the Water Research Foundation published Level 1 Water Audit Validation
(#4639) to support utilities in assessing data quality related to water losses. This project defines standards and levels of water audit validation, establishes methodology for Level 1 water audit validation, and researched successful water audit validation programs in the United States and internationally.
This webinar highlighted the takeaways of the project by exploring the importance of water audit validation, explaining the goals and outcomes of distinct types of validation, outlining the process of Level 1 validation, and summarizing the important components of a water audit validation program. Staff from a utility that benefitted from Level 1 water audit validation presented their experience of the process. This webinar also proposed next steps in water audit and validation research.