EQS-News: Wienerberger AG: Wienerberger designs all-in solutions for sustainable and efficient water management

EQS-News: Wienerberger AG: Wienerberger designs all-in solutions for sustainable and efficient water management

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Wienerberger AG: Wienerberger designs all-in solutions for sustainable and
efficient water management

21.09.2022 / 09:00 CET/CEST
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• Wienerberger offers as a leading provider innovative infrastructure
systems and tailor-made water management solutions for agricultural
and municipal applications
• Thanks to its smart all-in solutions, Wienerberger has positioned
itself as a reliable partner developing innovations in response to the
growing challenges of climate change and urbanization.

Vienna, September 21, 2022 – In times of climate change, water is becoming
an increasingly scarce and valuable resource. Additionally, periods of
drought and extreme weather events, such as rainstorms or flash floods,
confront agriculture with new challenges and create an unprecedented,
urgent need for sustainable and efficient water management in cities and
local communities. At the same time, increasing urbanization calls for
solutions to ensure the safe and secure supply of urban agglomerations
with potable water. The Wienerberger Piping Solutions Business Unit
provides a comprehensive portfolio of innovative system solutions for
sustainable and efficient water management. These all-in solutions,
supplied on a one-stop-shop basis, support agricultural operators and
municipalities in their efforts to minimize leakage losses, improve
potable water management in densely populated urban areas, plan pipeline
maintenance cycles more efficiently, and derive the greatest possible
benefit from digitalization. With these innovations, the company reacts to
current challenges in water management arising as a result of climate
change and growing urbanization.

“Water is one of the most important resources worldwide – extremely
valuable and rare in the right quality. Megatrends, such as climate
change, rapid population growth, and urbanization, call for new solutions
and innovations in sustainable water management. Within the framework of
our value-enhancing strategy, we have further expanded our complementary
strengths and are clearly differentiating ourselves from our competitors
as a full-service provider. To support our customers, we are constantly
working on the further development of smart all-in solutions to address
these challenges in water management. In this area, we have to act swiftly
and sustainably, especially in the interest of future generations,“ says
Heimo Scheuch, Chairman of the Managing Board of Wienerberger.

Tailor-made products for irrigation and drainage in agriculture

In the future, more efficient irrigation systems will be essential for
successful crop production, even in regions that did not require
irrigation in the past. Since 2020, Pipelife has embarked on a new course,
for instance in South-Eastern Europe, where many of the existing
irrigation systems are obsolete. Pipelife now provides farmers with
tailor-made 360-degree solutions, which not only reduce water consumption
thanks to drip irrigation, but also diminish water losses during
irrigation. Moreover, over the years, Pipelife has continuously developed
and improved its products and services in this field, ranging from
wastewater treatment to micro-irrigation to rainwater harvesting. These
cost-effective technologies are being combined for use in agriculture,
where resource-efficient, precision-controlled irrigation methods enable
farmers to reuse water several times.

Rainwater management: Wienerberger makes cities and communities fit a
changing climate

Wienerberger is not only a sought-after partner well-known for its smart
responses to climate change, but also a leading provider of rainwater
management systems, which have become an indispensable component of urban
and infrastructure development. Wienerberger Piping Solutions supports
municipalities in Europe in their efforts to become climate-resilient.
Given the predominance of sealed surfaces, many expanding urban
agglomerations are suffering from the effects of rainstorms. Communities
exposed to the risk of flooding combine their green and blue
infrastructure, such as green spaces and water storage basins, with
Raineo®, the proven rainwater management system produced by Wienerberger
Piping Solutions. The system harvests and stores excess rainwater, which
is then discharged in a controlled way or allowed to seep into the ground.

Urban water management: Pipelife launches pilot project in the Netherlands

Faced with intensifying climate change and growing populations, cities are
looking for new ways of securing their water supply in the long run.
Pipelife is advancing this development with forward-looking solutions
aimed at addressing the challenge of increasing urbanization. Numerous
cities in Europe are struggling with problems due to obsolete potable
water networks. In some EU countries, more than half of the potable water
is lost through leaking pipelines, inadequate water management, and poorly
maintained infrastructure. Millions of cubic meters of water can be saved
each year through smart monitoring and efficient maintenance. Smart
probing is an innovative method designed by Wienerberger; an intelligent
technology capable of inspecting pipes at any point of the water network.
Cooperating with water utilities, Pipelife launched a project in the
Netherlands in order to fully exploit the potential of this system. 

More stories on this topic can be found here:

[1]Water Distribution: Pioneering New Paths for Cities (wienerberger.com)
[2]Precious Resource Water: Solutions for the Future (wienerberger.com)
[3]Farming in a Changing Climate: Every Drop Counts! (wienerberger.com)

Wienerberger Group
The Wienerberger Group is a leading international provider of smart
solutions for the entire building envelope and for infrastructure.
Wienerberger is the world’s largest producer of bricks (Porotherm, Terca)
and the market leader in clay roof tiles (Koramic, Tondach) in Europe as
well as concrete pavers (Semmelrock) in Eastern Europe. In pipe systems
(Steinzeug-Keramo ceramic pipes and Pipelife plastic pipes), the company
is one of the leading suppliers in Europe. By acquiring Meridian Brick,
Wienerberger further strengthened its position as a leading supplier of
facade products in North America. With its total of 220 production sites,
the Wienerberger Group generated revenues of € 4.0 billion and EBITDA LFL
of € 671 million in 2021. 

For further information, please contact:
Claudia Hajdinyak, Head of Corporate Communications Wienerberger AG
t +43 664 828 31 83 | claudia.hajdinyak@wienerberger.com


21.09.2022 CET/CEST This Corporate News was distributed by EQS Group AG.


Language: English
Company: Wienerberger AG
Wienerbergerplatz 1
1100 Wien
Phone: +43 1 60 192-0
Fax: +43 1 60 192-10159
E-mail: office@wienerberger.com
Internet: www.wienerberger.com
ISIN: AT0000831706
Listed: Vienna Stock Exchange (Official Market)
EQS News ID: 1446129

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