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Has your asset planning strategy left you wondering if it should be this complicated?  Do you spend hours wishing you could do both cross asset optimisation and portfolio planning simply in the same tool? Are day to day operational issues making a mockery of your strategic asset plan?    Wouldn’t it be great to have a solution that’s more than a one trick pony? Asset invest ...

Back in June, Joe Roebuck explored in an article for the Institute of Water how Water Utilities can best make use of the 6 capitals (Financial, Manufactured, Natural, Human, Intellectual and Social) in informing decision making.  Particularly around the areas of managing risk and resilience for the future. He looked at how far the concept has come and how it's now a key focus f ...

Are you achieving an "A" grade in resiliency? In the UK the vast majority of utilities are struggling to secure long term resilience. According to the UK regulator most water companies, for example, “lack systems-based approaches to resilience that account for systems interactions and interdependencies” .  So why is this?  Risk and resilience is, after all, a current hot topic ...

Risk and resilience need to be at the heart of decision making It's become clear that in PR19 it's more important than ever for water companies to enhance their understanding of customer expectations, the demands on infrastructure, asset health, and digital technology options in order to deliver achievable outcomes in their business plans. It's also clear that the Water regula ...

Congratulations! PR19 has no doubt resulted in your organisation providing a robust and evidenced based business plan.  You’ve carefully aligned your investment strategy to the values held by your stakeholders.  You’ve invested significant time and effort to understanding their varied interests. You’ve spent hours quantifying their relative importance and mapping those to inv ...