Bordeaux, France

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Event Date Wed May 11 CEST - Fri May 13 CEST (in 4 months)
In your timezone (EST): Tue May 10 6:00pm - Thu May 12 6:00pm
Location Bordeaux, France
Region EMEA

This event has established a consolidated leading-edge forum where utilities, consultants, regulators, researchers, and asset managers identify and discuss the main challenges, new solutions, and trends in strategic asset management for the water sector.

• Institutional and policy aspects regarding AM e.g. policy making, regulation
• Economic, financial and organisational aspects of AM e.g. demand forecasting, costs assessment, cross sectorial functions, workforce organization
• AM communication issues e.g. leadership, workforce engagement, training, co-creation, internal and external communication strategies, stakeholders’ needs and expectations
• Global change and AM e.g. tackling uncertainties, thinking ahead inter-generationally, addressing risk, resilience and crisis management
• Management systems for AM e.g. ISO 55000, data management for AM, value in AM, decision making based on performance or condition assessment
• Management of the assets in AM e.g. asset data information for AM decisions, measuring and improving efficiency, assessing criticality
• Digital Water and AM e.g. solutions for better governance and community engagement, monitoring, innovative solutions, inputs of management of the assets into AM, modelling
• Specificities of urban water infrastructure in AM e.g. interdependencies, cause-effect behaviour, system behaviour, indefinite useful life, multiplicity of stakeholders
• Interactions among water supply, wastewater, stormwater in AM
Environmental assessment and AM e.g. impacts of reuse in AM, life-cycle analysis
• Considering interdependencies between water and other urban services/infrastructures in AM e.g. cascading effects, governance
• AM in the context of circular economy
• Urban drainage asset management: integrating nature based solutions in AM practices
• AM examples in specific contexts (e.g. developing regions, decentralized systems)
• AM out of the box inputs from young water professionals
• AM regional initiatives


2022 Speakers


Bénédicte Rulleau
Research Fellow in Economics, INRAE - France

Frédéric Cherqui
A/Prof, DEEP Laboratory - INSA LYON / UNIV. Lyon 1 - France

Elvira Estruch Juan
Researcher, ITA. Department of Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering. Universitat Politècnica de València - Spain

Rita Salgado Brito
Assistant Researcher, LNEC - Portuguese National Laboratory for Civil Engineering - Portugal

Boudewijn Neijens
Chief Marketing Officer, Copperleaf - Canada

Helena Alegre
Head of the Hydraulics and Environment Department, LNEC - Portuguese National Laboratory for Civil Engineering - Portugal

Nicolas Caradot
Project Coordinator, KWB Berlin - Germany

Oliver Nachevski
Vice Chair IWA Strategic Asset Management Specialist Group / Project Manager, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH - North Macedonia

Rita Amaral
Advisor of the board at LIS-Water, Lisbon International Centre for Water - Portugal

Takayuki Sawai
Group Leader, Planning & Strategy Department, Waterworks Division, NJS Co., Ltd. - Japan

Cristiano Gonçalves Nascimento Gouveia
Operations Manager, Caesb - Brazil

Eric J. Montes
VP & Head - Integrated Asset Managemeny, Maynilad Water Services, Inc. - Philippines

Andres Torres
Full Professor, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana - Colombia

Brenton Marshall

Caty Werey
Research engineer in pubilc management at GESTE research unit, INRAE - France

Dominique Gatel
Vice President - Public affairs/water, Veolia - France

Eddy Renaud
Researcher Deputy director of the ETBX research unit, INRAE - France

Kévin Caillaud
Researcher Fellow in sociology, INRAE - France

Manuel Carrilho Alvarinho
President and Founder of the CRA, Water and Sanitation Regulatory Council - Mozambique

Olivier Piller
Senior research scientist & head of the water infrastructure asset management team, INRAE - France

Ralph Beuken
Scientific Researcher, KWR Water Research Institute - the Netherlands

Rita Ugarelli
Chief Scientist, SINTEF AS - Norway

Sveinung Sægrov
Professor Water and Environmental Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology - Norway

Walter Graf
Senior Project Manager, GHD - Falls Church, Virginia, USA