Asset Management Committee

The purpose of the Asset Management Committee is to support AWWA members with asset management advocacy, education, resource development and member engagement.

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    Water and the Development of Asset Management: The Story So Far
    Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    Meeting ID: 833 5316 4680 / Passcode: 836025

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    Description: Modern Asset Management was created in South Australia in the mid 1980s, for South Australia water. Dr Penny Burns proposed it as the solution to the problem of a ‘bow wave’ approaching for major renewals of water infrastructure in the state, 30 years on from post-war investment. Since then, Asset Management has been enthusiastically embraced in water and wastewater, starting in Australia supported by Roger Byrne of GHD and Peter Buckland of Hunter Water – both of whom brought their experience to (respectively) Orange County and Seattle PU - and then notably by the English economic regulator for water and wastewater Ofwat, who mandated a fully risk-based approach to asset management planning for all water/ waste water companies. This thinking was driven by pioneers such as David Ford of Stevenage Drainage Department, who proposed the first national standard on AM (BSI PAS 55 which then became ISO 55000); and Chris Newsome first of Yorkshire Water, and then Director of AM at Anglian Water (and now OBE for his work). Why are the water and wastewater sectors so receptive to good practice Asset Management? Where is best practice now? What next?

    Ruth Wallsgrove is a Principal Consultant with AMCL. She discovered Asset Management while working with Yorkshire Water in the UK in the late 1990s, and then worked with United Utilities, Scottish Water and others on the first steps on their AM journeys. This included developing the newly formed Scottish Water’s first Board KPIs and their Asset Information Strategy, and Anglian Water’s first whole life cost models (on sludge treatment). At AMCL, she has run major AM training programs for Scottish, Southern, Thames, and Anglian Water, before shifting focus to the USA where she has worked with and trained Seattle PU, Tacoma Water, Dallas-Fort Worth water agencies through Freese and Nichols, and many other utilities. In 2020, she co-wrote Building an Asset Management Team with Lou Cripps of RTD Denver, and is on the board of Talking Infrastructure with Dr. Penny Burns, who created Asset Management in the first place for South Australia water.
Full NameCommittee PositionOrganization
Kambiz RasoulkhaniChairAMCL
Silvia LanzaVice ChairMetropolitan Water District Of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA
Christopher AronitzMemberPure Technologies A Xylem Brand
Darren G. BauneMemberCarollo Engineers, Inc.
David K. ClarkMember 
Jeff CoffmanMemberSanexen Water Inc.
Sean DingmanMemberWebsoft Developers Inc
Mike EspejoMemberSUEZ - Smart Solutions (Derceto)
David Gould, P.E.MemberCrescenta Valley Water District
Liza GutierrezMemberLong Beach Water Department
Kenny JahnMember 
Felicia JamesMemberCarollo Engineers, Inc.
Mike A. MaloneMemberCity Of Vallejo Water Dept.
Katie MillerMemberSan Francisco Public Utilities Comm.
Sean PourMemberHazen And Sawyer, P.C.
Hector RuizMemberGHD Inc.
Carl SharkeyMemberValor Water Analytics
Sepideh ShirkhaniMemberMetro Water District Of S. California
Michael SimpsonMemberM.E. Simpson Company, Inc.
Anh TranMemberSan Jose Water Company
Paul TrautmannMemberSherwin Williams Co.
Armando ApodacaStaffCalifornia-Nevada Section, AWWA