water asset management Articles

  • Groundwater Asset Management in Mining

    Mike Deed is the author of an interesting article on Groundwater Asset Management in Mining that appeared in the December issue of Geodrilling International. The article focuses on the importance of implementing a regular maintenance programme to control borehole contamination and keep systems running efficiently. ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • How data and analytics are keeping Philly’s water safe

    CH2M assisted Philadelphia to implement a Surveillance and Response System (SRS) demonstration project under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Water Security Initiative. CH2M Global Director Smart Cities and Senior Technology Fellow Dr. Avinash S. Patwardhan and Ken Thompson, CH2M Deputy Director Intelligent Water Solutions and Senior ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • A framework for considering externalities in urban water asset management

    Urban communities rely on a complex network of infrastructure assets to connect them to water resources. There is considerable capital investment required to maintain, upgrade and extend this infrastructure. As the remit of a water utility is broader than just financial considerations, infrastructure investment decisions must be made in light of environmental and societal issues. One way of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Bridging the Asset Management Gap—Narragansett Bay Commission’s Asset Management Story

    ABSTRACTThe development and implementation of an asset management system is not a one step change process since asset management requires a number of conceptual and practice changes, in addition to new information technology. Often, the complexity of the effort can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, there are many very practical, common-sense approaches and methods to asset management that can be ...

  • Asset Management Studies with Limited Budgets

    ABSTRACTWith more than 1,500 pieces of aging equipment at its four wastewater treatment plants and two outfall pipelines, the South Orange County Wastewater Authority retained Tetra Tech, Inc., to develop an Assessment Management Plan. The objective of the assignment was to ensure theaccuracy of long-term financial forecasting for the timely repair and/or replacement of assets constructed and/or ...

  • Asset Management: Successes in Changing Cultures

    The paper presents a purely industry point of view of asset management; the views of the consulting community, and particularly of the authors, are not part of this. In that respect, the “authors” listed above are not really authors at all; they are simply editors who have transcribed the actual words of the utility managers doing the real work of asset management implementation. The comments ...

  • Netherlands’ Mobile Emergency Pumps Provide Rapid Flood Response

    The Western European nation has 20 mobile diesel-driven pumps on standby, ready to assist in national and international emergencies. One of the smallest and most densely populated countries in Western Europe, the Netherlands has nearly 10 million residents who live and work below sea level. Without active water management and primary flood defenses, ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • BBA Mobile Emergency Pumps Provide Rapid Response for Floods

    Netherlands’ Mobile Emergency Pumps Provide Rapid Flood Response In its latest edition, the North American PUMPS & SYSTEMS magazine publishes an in-depth article featuring the history and current usage of emergency mobile pumps. The Western European ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • Asset Management Condition Assessment for Stockton: To Test or Not To Test

    ABSTRACTTo help ensure assets are maintained to high standards, a 20-year service contact between the City of Stockton and OMI/Thames Water required a condition assessment of all managed assets. Due to the size and complexity of the system, it was not possible to test all assets as part of the condition assessment. A methodology was developed to prioritize assets to be subjected to further ...

  • Incorporating Condition Assessment into a Comprehensive Asset Management Program

    ABSTRACTIn order to improve asset investment decision-making and achieve sustainable improvements in business performance, utilities must better understand asset condition, asset performance, remaining life and risks. Worldwide, annual expenditure on the maintenance and rehabilitation of water/wastewater reticulation pipes is estimated to be over $33 billion per year, and this is expected to rise ...

  • Is strategic asset management applicable to small and medium utilities?

    Urban water infrastructures provide essential services to modern societies and represent a major portion of the value of municipal physical assets. Managing these assets rationally is therefore fundamental for the sustainability of the services and to the economy of societies. “Asset Management” (AM) is a modern term for an old practice—assets have always been managed. In recent ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • RAMCAP™ Risk Analysis and Management for Critical Asset Protection For the Water and Wastewater Sector

    New guidance is being developed for conducting risk assessment and management in the water and wastewater sectors. The guidance is based on the Risk Analysis and Management for Critical Asset Protection, or RAMCAP™, methodology. RAMCAP is a process for evaluating consequences, vulnerability and risks due to terrorism and natural hazards. RAMCAP was developed by the ASME Innovative ...

  • Asset management in the water industry - the valve actuator`s perspective

    Sector: Water & Effluent Treatment Category: Electric Actuators, Control Networks, Services Products: IQ3 Standard, IQ Insight 2, Pakscan, Retrofit The water and effluent treatment industries have not been slow to recognise the benefits of effective asset management resulting from the gathering and analysis of accurate and relevant data ...


    By Rotork

  • A utility-tailored methodology for integrated asset management of urban water infrastructure

    This paper presents the integrated methodology for infrastructure asset management (IAM) developed in AWARE-P, an R&D project aimed at producing adequate and effective support tools for assisting urban water utilities in decision making and rehabilitation planning (www.aware-p.org). The proposed methodology addresses all three planning and decisional levels (strategic, tactical and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Shared failure data for strategic asset management

    Failure data are a valuable source of information on the condition of underground assets. Systematic registration of relevant items on cause, nature and circumstances of each occurring failure is, however, complicated in day-to-day practice. Moreover, in a network of limited size it takes a long time to obtain a statistically relevant amount of data. Dutch water companies in collaboration with ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Infrastructure asset management – the TRUST approach and professional tools

    Strategic asset management (AM) of urban water infrastructures faces the challenge of dealing with expensive and long-lasting assets of a very diverse nature and wide-ranging useful lives and costs. Typically, utility managers inherit an infrastructure with assets in assorted conditions and stages in their lifecycle. They are expected to manage their value in order to ensure adequate service, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Risk Analysis and Management for Critical Asset Protection For the Water and Wastewater Sector

     Abstract New guidance is being developed for conducting risk assessment and management in the water and wastewater sectors. The guidance is based on the Risk Analysis and Management for Critical Asset Protection, or RAMCAP™, methodology. RAMCAP is a process for evaluating consequences, vulnerability and risks due to terrorism and natural hazards. RAMCAP was developed by the ASME ...

  • Benefits Realized Through Asset Management Practices at Eastern Municipal Water District

    In late 1999, Eastern Municipal Water District’s (EMWD) Board of Directors and Senior Managers recognized the importance of asset management in providing service to its customers and directed staff to implement a comprehensive asset management program based on best practices. The District recognized early on that total organization commitment was necessary to achieve success in asset management ...

  • A pathway to a more sustainable water sector: sustainability-based asset management

    The water sectors of many countries are faced with the need to address simultaneously two overarching challenges; the need to undertake effective asset management coupled with the broader need to evolve business processes so as to embrace sustainability principles. Research has thus been undertaken into the role sustainability principles play in asset management. As part of this research, a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Asset Management at CSD-1: Just Doing It

    Sacramento County Sanitation District 1 (CSD-1) manages a large wastewater collection system in northern California. District managers saw asset management concepts as a promising tool to improve performance while minimizing rate increases. Some staff and governing board members visited Australia and New Zealand in 2004 to see asset management principles in action. They learned that asset ...

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