Demystifying Asset Management: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started

A Workshop Covering Best Practice, Infrastructure, and Asset Management

pipe leakThe Alliance for Water Efficiency, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, and the Illinois Section of the American Water Works Association, are hosting an asset management workshop on September 17, 2010 from 9:00 a.m to 3:30 p.m.  The workshop will take place in Conference Room A on the 2nd Floor of 300 W. Adams Street in Chicago, Illinois.  The cost is $35 per person, and includes morning coffee, lunch, and workshop materials.

Replacing mains is expensive and can be disruptive, not just to a water utility’s customers but also to traffic and local businesses.  Water mains have a long life and sometimes it can be a case of ‘out of sight, out of mind.’  Water utilities need to ensure they judge the replacement time correctly and select the optimum time for the work – too early and they are wasting their consumer’s money, too late and they could find themselves with rising leakage and increasing levels of mains breaks.

This workshop will review best asset management practice internationally and provide a practical guide to developing approaches which will optimize the intervention time to deliver best value to consumers while minimizing water losses.  This will be a one-time opportunity to learn from one of the world's leading experts on this topic, Jo Parker.

Workshop Resources:

Alliance for Water Efficiency Asset Management Workshop Agenda (2010) Demystifying Asset Management: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started

United States General Accounting Office Report (2004) Comprehensive Asset Management Has Potential to Help Utilities Better Identify Needs and Plan Future Investments - Summary 

United States General Accounting Office Report (2004) Comprehensive Asset Management Has Potential to Help Utilities Better Identify Needs and Plan Future Investments

American Public Works Association (2003) Position Statement on Public Works Infrastructure Asset Management 

Clean Watersheds Needs Survey (2000) Report to Congress - Executive Summary 

 

Asset Managemnt Workshop Sponsors August 2010