A transformative global blueprint, The United Nations’ 2030 agenda for sustainable aims to address some of the most pressing challenges faced by humanity — including poverty, gender equality, affordable and clean energy, and more.

Among its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the sixth focuses on ensuring access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all. With water scarcity becoming a global concern, addressing leaks and promoting efficient resource management practices are central to achieving this goal.

The contribution of water leak detection companies is becoming increasingly valuable here — paving the way for a more sustainable and water-secure world. Embracing innovative technologies, fostering partnerships, and promoting efficient water management practices are crucial steps in achieving goal six of the UN’s 2030 agenda for sustainable development. 

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The global water crisis

Water scarcity affects millions of people worldwide — exacerbating poverty, increasing health risks, and hindering economic development. According to the UN, by 2025, nearly two-thirds of the world’s population may face water stress conditions. Addressing water leaks plays a crucial role in conserving this valuable resource and ensuring its equitable distribution.

Goal 6: clean water and sanitation

Goal 6 of the 2030 agenda emphasises the need for universal access to clean water and sanitation. Water leak detection is a key component in achieving this goal by reducing wastage and optimising water supply systems — with advanced technologies and innovative solutions contributing significantly to conservation efforts.

Efficient water management

Water leaks can lead to substantial losses, especially in urban areas. But with an effective water management strategy in place, communities and businesses can help conserve resources, reduce water stress, preserve ecosystems, and contribute to overall sustainability. 

Preventing infrastructure damage

Water leaks, when undetected, can cause significant damage to infrastructure, leading to costly repairs and environmental implications. By identifying and fixing leaks promptly, organisations can minimise costly repairs and downtime — which is essential in today’s uncertain economic climate — as well as prevent further deterioration of water supply networks, thus reducing our impact on the planet.

A data-driven approach

Tapping into sophisticated technologies, such as intuitive flow sensors, automated valve isolation, and data analytics, water leak detection specialists can help property occupants and site managers identify escape routes quickly and efficiently — saving both time and resources. These methods enable proactive maintenance, reducing downtime and improving the overall efficiency of water distribution systems.

Promoting continuous innovation

The UN’s 2030 agenda encourages innovation and the adoption of sustainable technologies. Water leak detection companies contribute to this agenda by continuously improving their methods and tools — investing in research and development to create cutting-edge solutions that detect anomalous activity with higher accuracy, and provide real-time insight for increasingly efficient water management.

Collaborative partnerships

Delivering on our ambitious sustainability targets requires collaboration between governments, organisations, and communities. Actively collaborating with various stakeholders — forging relationships with water utilities, municipalities, insurers, contractors, and businesses, to name a few — Waterguard is committed to facilitating knowledge sharing, capacity building, and the adoption of best practices in water management. 

As part of our commitment to customer service and support, we’ve also curated a network of experienced contractors who allow us to provide a complete solution, from specification and installation to operation and maintenance. Teaming up with distributors across the construction and water industries also enables us to offer faster development and specification, assured compliance, enhanced and recognised sustainability and higher assessment performance.

At Waterguard, we design, manufacture, and supply a whole host of intuitive systems designed to suit a range of building types — residential, commercial and multi use — as well as usage requirements. Working along key stakeholders, including developers and insurers, our extensive portfolio of products is fully compliant with BREEAM and CIREG requirements.

If you want to discuss how our water leak detection technology can support your budgetary, health and safety, and environmental objectives as a facilities manager, site supervisor, operations lead, or landlord, please get in touch to talk to one of our specialists.