This is the last in a series of three webcasts presenting the results of Advanced Condition Assessment and Failure Prediction Technologies for Optimal Management of Critical Water Supply Pipes (project #4326).
Sydney Water has continuously implemented research outcomes from this project to defer capital expenditure by $10 million and better target their renewal program, which has reduced their yearly critical water main renewal costs from $50 million to $30 million. This webcast will show how Sydney Water has already implemented and will continue to implement the outcomes to achieve improved customer satisfaction and targeted renewal. This includes an operationalization project to validate and implement the outcomes. Institutionalization of the tools is occurring, with Sydney Water's team translating research outcomes to "business as usual" as part of a continuous improvement program to benefit Sydney Water customers.
The second part of this webcast will outline aspects of implementation phase R&D work with Sydney Water. With respect to a pipeline considered for renewal, it will outline the use of the tools developed for determination of likelihood of failure.
Research partners on this project include Water Research Foundation, Sydney Water, Hunter Water Corporation, City West Water, Melbourne Water, South East Water Limited, Water Corporation of West Australia, South Australia Water, and UKWIR.