Risk Assessment of Wastewater Networks Infrastructure

The wastewater collection network in metropolitan Adelaide consists of a large number of assets distributed over a wide geographic area. This poses significant challenges in both conducting and prioritising asset management activities for these assets, including maintenance, rehabilitation, condition assessment and replacement. United Water has met these challenges in a cost-effective manner by developing prioritisation models utilising the functionality of GIS and InfoNet. The wastewater collection system in Adelaide includes over 80,000 wastewater access chambers, termed ‘manholes’, and 900 sewer vent stacks, commonly known as ‘educt vents’.

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Mobile Geographical Information Systems Implementation for Water Infrastructure

Today mobile computing technology is an integrated part of our business processes as it enables non-location specific task completion. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a vital source of information for field-based workers; however this information is normally only available via a PC and corporate network. The combination of GIS and mobile computing technology enables field-based staff to make informed decisions in the field without the need to 'return to base' or attempt to transmit this information over the phone.

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AMCouncil in Bahrain

Dave Daines, AMCouncil Vice-Chair, presented at the Maintcon - 4th Middles Eastern Reliability and Maintenance Conference in Bahrain, organised by GSMR. Dave presented at the conference on Wednesday 14th December on "Asset Management related Value Improvement Practices for Major Projects".

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