Emerging sensing technologies and advances in condition assessment methods create opportunities for a more standardized approach for managing the life cycle of water infrastructure assets.
The University of Sydney is leading a four-year research collaboration that brings together key players of the water utility sector and the University of Newcastle to deliver a robust asset management platform equipped with integrated decision tools, sensing systems, and NDT protocols. By aligning with ISO standards and considering the entire life cycle of assets, from planning to disposal, the project strives to provide a solution that can be continually adapted to evolving conditions. Through collaboration with industry partners, the goal is to establish a community of practice for digitization in asset management, ensuring a standardized and efficient approach. This project aims to integrate multiple technologies into an asset management solution to be deployed on the existing PARMS software platform (already used by water utilities) to enable strategic and financial decision making.