Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Prioritizing Aging Infrastructure Replacement

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 2:00 PM EST

Bentley SystemsRestoring existing water systems as they reach the end of their useful lives and expanding them to serve a growing population will cost at least USD 1 trillion over the next 25 years. (Source: American Water Works Association)

In this webinar, HDR and Bentley will discuss prioritizing aging infrastructure replacement:

  • HDR’s Sasa Tomic will discuss the needs for ageing infrastructure management by reviewing the current industry main-break failure and pipe replacement trends. His presentation will introduce the assessment of pipe risk of failure as the way to prioritize aging infrastructure replacement.  Dr. Tomic will discuss how hydraulic models can be used to define pipe criticality of failure and evaluate the water system resiliency.
  • Bentley’s Tom Walski will conclude showing how hydraulic modeling technology helps prioritize pipe renewals. He will discuss how criticality analysis results can be combined with another hydraulic modeling capability to help support decision making on the replacement and rehabilitation of distribution network pipes. He will also discuss the importance of isolation valves in minimizing the impact of pipe failures.

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Determine Your Non-Revenue Water Journey

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 2:00 PM EST

sensusNon-revenue water is a multi-faceted issue that entails a variety of apparent and real loss categories.  There are many technology solutions and approaches available to improve your water utility’s non-revenue water position.

Join Sensus and Albuquerque Water Utility Authority for an exploration of the comprehensive strategy supporting which technologies to consider for the appropriate category of non-revenue water.  Additionally, the webinar will discuss where and when these technology solutions may provide the best economic payback for a utility.

Solutions covered include the low-hanging fruit to recover revenue by improving account management practices through meter accuracy assurance. For those further along in their journey, more advanced approaches to reduce real losses such as pressure management applications will also be discussed.

Through expertise and experiences shared during this webinar, you will be enabled to:

  • Learn from case example of a utility’s non-revenue water journey
  • Prioritize your apparent and real loss reduction objectives
  • Align the right approach to address your objectives and targets
  • Leverage available technologies to support your non-revenue water strategies

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Water Asset Management Conference Online May Series

water asset management conferenceThis 2018 Water Asset Management Conference will be hosted entirely in an online format, allowing attendees the flexibility to log in to view single presentations or multiple, all without leaving the office. The best part? Registration is FREE for all attendees! This online series is geared toward executive-level decision makers of water, wastewater and stormwater utilities – CEOs, CFOs, directors, general managers, superintendents and asset management professionals – as well as engineers and consultants.

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The Many Uses for Remote Shutoff Applications

sensusWith pressure to run more efficiently, water utility managers must find ways to save time and money, while continuing to provide excellent customer service. Many utilities currently have manual processes in place for executing service turn-on/shutoff events. An example of such process entails the utility billing staff and customer service representatives completing account analyses and processing paperwork before a work order gets transmitted to a field technician.  Then the technician has to drive to each location to manually shut off the water.  The process repeats itself to turn the service back on.

Through expertise and experiences shared during this webinar, you will be enabled to:

  • Learn from case examples of other utilities leveraging remote shutoff applications
  • Understand how remote shutoff applications impact utility distribution crews, billing and customer service staff and customers
  • Determine your utility’s use cases including non-payment, system maintenance, public protection and more
  • Use available technologies to support remote shutoff processes

Speaker: Travis Smith, Director of Smart Water, Sensus, a Xylem brand

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Smart Water Infrastructure in Action

Aging water infrastructure has become a reality for many utilities, bringing additional challenges to those already facing water loss issues, scarce funding and an aging workforce. Smart utilities manage their assets and streamline processes through the use of automated devices that enable the collection of data, cloud-based analysis and network control. This smart technology approach enables them to take intelligent action that can reduce costs and ultimately deliver the best services to their customers

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A New Life-Cycle Costing Tool for Sewer Systems

EONE sewer systemsFinancing capital improvement projects, as well as ensuring that annual O&M budgets are sufficiently funded are ever-growing challenges for municipal utility districts nationwide.

This must-see webinar will cover:

  • Life Cycle Cost Analysis for Sewer Systems- including initial construction cost; operation, maintenance and repair costs; wastewater flows; and financial criteria
  • Overview of Wastewater Collection Systems – including conventional gravity sewer; grinder pump pressure sewer; septic tank effluent pump sewer; and vacuum sewers

Life Cycle Computational Models will be explored, integrating the various sewering techniques into a more holistic Life Cycle Cost Model for new construction, as well as sewer rehab/renewal programs.

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