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Asset Planning and Management: A Practical Introduction

Learn how to plan and manage water and sewer assets. This is a practical course aimed at those working within or for a water utility business, and will include a mix of water and sewer case studies.  You will develop skills that can be applied immediately in the workplace.

Issues addressed


  • The business of planning and managing assets – capital and recurrent budgets; capital works funding requests; obtaining external funding
  • Understanding service levels and the legislative environment
  • The tools and data available within modern utilities – understanding how to use electronic data capture and reporting systems, such as GIS, asset mgt systems, customer info. Systems and hydraulic models
  • Planning new assets, the process and considerations – Is there land available for the asset? Who owns the land? Will constructing this asset disrupt business, transport or the environment? When should the asset be built? Who is going to build the asset ? Who is going to maintain the asset?


  • Assessing the current and future loads on a system – Where and when is development likely to occur? How will water use patterns change ? What are the likely impacts of new technology?
  • Reviewing the performance and condition of your existing assets – hydraulic modelling; analysis of time series data from telemetry; field monitoring and gauging
  • Determining the capacity required for new assets
  • Maintenance and operations of assets

What do you get

  • Course notes and CD
  • Access to a leading practitioner in the field of Asset Planning and Management
  • Relevant publications and websites that can be used to seek further information
  • Access to additional on-line training material

Who should attend

This workshop is targeted at engineers new to the field of asset planning and management. The material covered will be relevant to:

  • Engineers new to Local Government and Utility employment
  • Anyone who is involved in engaging consultants to plan news assets
  • Graduate engineers
  • Experienced engineers returning to the Asset Planning field

This course is not currently scheduled for a future event


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