Don't Miss the Utilities and Municipal Assets Event on Oct. 29 in Cambridge!
BeSpatial / urisa ontario invites the geospatial community to the upcoming event in Cambridge, ON. Presenters will share how they are meeting these challenges in the municipal utilities sector.
This week's featured presentations
Stay tuned for more highlights on using Geospatial tools and techniques to manage Utilities and other municipal Assets.
Utilities and Municipal Assets
Bridging the Gap Between GIS & Asset Management to Enhance Decision-Making: Three Case Studies in Municipal Utility Asset Management - Public Sector Digest
Cliff Patterson, Senior GIS Consultant & Chris Vanderheyden, Senior Asset Management Consultant
PSD will present three case studies of utilities and municipalities from across Canada at varying levels of asset management and GIS maturity. One example will be from a municipality who is at the beginning stages of their program development, working with their water utility to better capture GIS data for water, wastewater and stormwater assets in order to build their asset inventory. The following two examples will be from municipalities who are more advanced, using their GIS data to do more enhanced asset analysis and move into inventorying their natural capital assets.
About the Presenters
David van Riel, GIS Technologist
The City of Kitchener is determining reconstruction/rehabilitation priority scores of sanitary sewer pipes, storm sewer pipes, and road pavement.
Bringing together GIS features, work order, inspection, and traffic data, and using Safe Software’s FME Desktop platform enables for the calculation of risk of failure and consequence of failure scores that are then used to determine the final priority scores.
The output data is then available to Asset Management staff to aid in the determination of the life-cycle of infrastructure features, verifying the feasibility of maintenance/rehabilitation work, and for the planning of reconstruction or rehabilitation projects.
About the Presenter
David van Riel has been with the City of Kitchener for the past 14 years and works primarily with infrastructure assets (gas, sanitary, storm, and water).
The province of Ontario has been undergoing a challenging search for new energy and water sources to meet community energy and water/wastewater needs while trying maintain existing infrastructure. Compounding this has been the changing ownership of utility companies through mergers and acquisitions. Increasing government regulations on these utilities to promote a cleaner environment, have also been a challenge. Come and see how the Geospatial community has risen to meet these challenges.
BeSpatial / urisa ontario's Western Region is excited to host a one day session focused on using Geospatial tools and technique to manage Utilities and other municipal Assets. All members are welcome.
Date: October 29, 2019
Time: 9am- 3pm
Location: Homewood Suites by Hilton
800 Jamieson Pkwy, Cambridge, ON