The priority technologies, as identified in the HLT Fund Implementation Guidelines, for the urban sector are:

  • Use of earth observation, remote sensing and geographical information systems for planning, asset management and maintenance
  • Urban water supply (treatment technology comprising among others, nanotechnology in water filtration, desalination technology)
  • Urban wastewater (treatment technology comprising among others, fecal sludge management and waste-to-energy technology)
  • Smart city technology (use of data analytics and smart systems including Internet of Things or IoT and sensors
  • Municipal solid waste management (application of innovative resource recovery technology, dumping site closure by application of innovative green technology, and waste-to-energy technology)
  • Urban drainage (early warning systems, flood anticipation and management)
  • Urban water supply and losses (use of smart systems including smart meters, sensors and IoT, and platform and software solutions for non-revenue water reduction, water quality monitoring, energy audit and reduction, operations efficiency including advanced modeling and asset optimization, advanced field devices for flow and pressure management, and trenchless techniques for pipes replacement)
  • Urban waste water management (use of smart systems including sensors and IoT, and asset optimization)