Many state and federal agencies have policies (e.g., laws, regulations, incentives, practices, procedures, and administrative actions), or are considering policies, to address water infrastructure needs. How will state and federal officials measure the success of such policies? And how will agencies that are considering new policies decide which ones to adopt? This report identifies data and information that agencies can use to better assess water infrastructure needs of utilities of all sizes within their jurisdiction as well as develop, implement, and evaluate policies intended to help meet these needs.
This report highlights some of the leading practices identified to provide more information on what leading utilities are doing. The case studies are intended to serve as a resource for other utilities to learn from their experience and to help improve asset management programs.
A vernacular is emerging among water utility Asset Management professionals. It includes some concepts and nuanced uses of terms that are only understood by advanced practitioners. And even advanced practitioners disagree about the use of certain words and phrases. This can lead to poor communication and inconsistencies in the water industry. This guidebook defines terms commonly used in water utility Asset Management practice.
Following the 2015 survey on the level of progress in utility asset management, this report highlights some of the leading practices identified to provide more information on what leading utilities are doing. The case studies are intended to serve as a resource for other utilities to learn from their experience and to help improve asset management programs.
Water Infrastructure Conference and Exposition
Join us as AWWA hosts the Water Infrastructure Conference & Exposition, an event focused on solutions to infrastructure challenges. This conference addresses essential asset management planning and programs, the latest on lead service line issues, water loss, operation and maintenance best practices, and reinvestment strategies. Critical infrastructure protection through emergency preparedness planning and enhanced physical and cyber security measures are also covered.
AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition
AWWA's Annual Conference and Exposition is where the most current industry topics, issues, and trends will be discussed. The professional program features subject matter experts covering a range of key water topics to address your challenges.
AWWA Policy Statements
AWWA's policy statements are brief statements on protecting and improving water supply, water quality, management, and the interests of the public and the environment. They are written by consensus, subject to review and comment by AWWA committees, councils, and members. Because they represent AWWA's position on these matters, they are approved by the AWWA Executive Committee of the board of directors.
Technical Committee Engagement
AWWA members are recognized globally for their industry expertise and their generosity in sharing that expertise for a better world through better water. AWWA members participate in committee activities, developing conference programs, writing technical manuals, developing standards, creating educational content and contributing to AWWA publications. Committee members primarily interact through conference calls, emails, and face to face meetings at conferences and events. Access more information on volunteering for an AWWA committee.
The following committees are active in addressing asset management issues: