IWA Water Loss Specialist Group Position Statement: Use of the Infrastructure Leakage Index in EU Directives and Regulations
The Water Loss Specialist Group (WLSG) is a group of the International Water Association that promotes best practice in the management of water loss and non-revenue water across the world.
This Position Statement outlines the key issues associated with the use of the Infrastructure Leakage Index (ILI) for benchmarking performance as set out in the Directive (EU) 2020/2184 and the EU Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act referenced below. The WLSG considers that clarification is needed on several points, to avoid the Directive and Taxonomy Act being interpreted as a requirement to set targets for water loss in terms of ILI with the threshold reference levels proposed therein; particularly regarding existing networks.
Disclaimer: Views expressed in the statement belong to the Water Loss Specialist Group and not the organisation, its affiliates, or employees.