Process Benchmarking in Drinking Waterworks in Germany
© DIV Deutscher Industrieverlag GmbH (8/2010)
The “water production process” summarizing resources management, water catchment and treatment is a key process in the water supply chain. During 2005 to 2008 a new bottom-up approach was developed and tested, allowing a detailed performance (cost, quality, sustainability) analysis on the process level and accounting for differing water resources, treatment schemes and assets. During subsequent projects some additional functions of the IWA performance indicator model for water supply (Alegre et al., 2006 ) have been supplemented on the process level, e.g. processes in water networks.