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Data management workshop for better use of data for renewal of water and sewer networks and streets

Published: 12 November 2020

During Stormwater&Sewers' annual strategic autumn meeting with its cooperating water utilities and municipalities, a workshop on data management was carried out. The aim was to identify which kind of data management should be improved within their asset management of water and sewer networks.

The focus was on the type of data that was most important to have and which data management should be prioritized to facilitate data-driven asset management. Furthermore, the participants discussed which systems and databases need to be integrated to achieve more benefit from the data that is currently collected. Questions were also raised about what data from other types of infrastructure need to be taken into account together with water and sewer systems data, in order to achieve efficient coordinated management of urban infrastructure.

Particular emphasis was put on the fact that the hydraulic models today are not connected to the database that handles operational data for the water and sewer system, which was pointed out as in demand and to be integrated urgently. Furthermore, better ways to make cost predictions for infrastructure renewal projects in urban street environments were discussed. At present, the actual investment costs for renewal projects in the end often significantly exceed the costs originally calculated in the planning phase.

 

Emmanuel Okwori

Emmanuel Okwori, PhD Student

Phone: +46 (0)920 493311
Organisation: Urban Water Engineering, Architecture and Water, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Youen Pericault

Youen Pericault, PhD Student

Phone: +46 (0)920 493528
Organisation: Urban Water Engineering, Architecture and Water, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Annelie Hedström

Annelie Hedström, Professor

Phone: +46 (0)920 492309
Organisation: Urban Water Engineering, Architecture and Water, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering