Project #5196

One Water Program Management: A Knowledge Base and Guidance Manual

In Progress
Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Ms. Maureen Hodgins
HDR Engineering, Inc.
Utility Management
Integrated Planning & Water Management


The American Society of Civil Engineering's 2021 Report Cards assigned the nation’s drinking water, stormwater and wastewater infrastructure grades of C-, D, and D+, respectively. The need to upgrade our water infrastructure is undeniable. Using a program management approach, the owners of water infrastructure can improve a larger number of assets more effectively and achieve benefits and control not available if projects were to be managed individually. This study will demonstrate the benefits of a programmatic approach and provide the water industry with a standardized and adaptable framework, along with tools, to help address the nation’s pressing water infrastructure renewal needs. This is a phase 1 of the project and phase 2 will include expanded scope and begin in 2023. Facilitated Research Partner: LADWP.