Engineers and managers of organizations involved in water, wastewater, drainage and flood management in cities. However, this course assumes very little as pre-requisites, so, if you are from another discipline, but interested in the content, you are welcome to apply.
Dates, Fee, ECTS
Start: 10 February 2020
End: 28 February 2020
Deadline IHE application: 09 January 2020 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 2910
VAT is not included in the course fee
Water systems in the developing world are often not equipped to formulate sound maintenance plans, backed by state-of-the-art knowledge and tools. This lack of capacity renders the enormous investments on water infrastructure, mobilized by, among other initiatives, the SDGs, to be unsustainable. Asset management (1) is an essential component in the maintenance and improvement of services in water systems including utilities, irrigation systems and flood protection and water management infrastructure.
It requires the identification of most critical components of networks, life-cycle cost analysis and minimizing negative impacts of (inevitable) failures. This approach is vitally important for the urban centres of the South, as performance demands increasing with population at a phenomenal rate. This three week course exposes you to the principles and the state-of-the-art practice of Asset Management.
(1) Asset Management: The practice of managing the entire life cycle (creation, maintenance, renewal, expansion, full/partial decommissioning) of a physical system that delivers some service(s).
- Assela Pathirana, PhD
Associate Professor of Integrated Urban Water Cycle Management, IHE Delft
- Yehuda Kleiner, PhD
Senior Reseach Officer & Leader of buried Utilities Research Group
National Research Council of Canada
- Geert Jan van Heck, MSc
Asset Manager, Drinking Water Division
- Paul Sayers, Sayers and Partners
Associate Adviser to WWF-UK (on flood and drought issues),
SeniorResearch Fellow at the Environmental Change Institute (ECI), University of Oxford - member of the Oxford Water Security Network.
- William Veerbeek, MSc
Project coordinator, IHE Delft
- Berry Gersonius, PhD
Senior Lecturer in Urban Flood Resilience, IHE Delft