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Water Infrastructure Asset Management

Short or summer course

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Water systems in developing countries are often not equipped to formulate sound maintenance and renewal prioritization plans, backed by state-of-the-art knowledge and tools. This lack of capacity renders the enormous investments in water infrastructure, mobilized by, among other initiatives, the SDGs, to be unsustainable. Water Infrastructure Asset management is an essential component in the maintenance and improvement of services in water systems including utilities, irrigation systems and flood protection and water management infrastructure. It requires the identification of the most critical components of networks, life-cycle cost analysis and minimizing negative impacts of (inevitable) failures. This approach is vitally important for the urban centres of the South, as performance demands increase with the population at a phenomenal rate.

Topics covered include:

•            Introduction to asset management

•            Risk-based decision making in water infrastructure

•            Case studies from around the wold

•            Using modelling tools in WIAM

•            Optimization and other AI techniques in WIAM

•            Simple and effective data gathering, assimilation and management for beginner asset managers

•            How to start IAM in an organization

•            Field trips to water organizations in the Netherlands






12 days

ECTS credits


Information not available

Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2023/2024

€ 3,500

€ 3,500


Application requirements

We welcome participants both from technical (engineering, science, finance/economics, etc.) as well as non-technical (management, law, etc.) backgrounds as long as they are ready to challenge boundaries and open to learning. Basic interest/exposure to one/more of the water systems above is useful.

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Tuition fees  
€ 3,500
€ 3,500
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
12 Feb '24 12 Jan '24 12 Jan '24


You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.

Orange Knowledge Programma (OKP)

The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to contribute to a society's sustainable and inclusive development. Its scholarships are open to mid-career professionals in specific countries.

MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP)

The MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) offers scholarships to professionals for short courses in the Netherlands.


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2611 AX Delft
015 - 2151715

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