Next Article in Journal
A Moving Vehicle Height Monitoring Sensor System for Overheight Impact Avoidance
Previous Article in Journal
Utilizing UAVs Technology on Microscopic Traffic Naturalistic Data Acquirement
Previous Article in Special Issue
Maturity Improvements in Flood Protection Asset Management across the North Sea Region
Perspective

Water Infrastructure Asset Management Is Evolving

1
United Nations Development Programme, Malé 20094, Maldives
2
HAN University of Applied Sciences, 6826 CC Arnhem, The Netherlands
3
Independent Researcher, 24a High Street, Watlington OX49 5PY, UK
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: William D. Shuster
Received: 31 March 2021 / Revised: 9 June 2021 / Accepted: 10 June 2021 / Published: 18 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Water Infrastructure Asset Management)
Infrastructure Asset Management (IAM) is the process by which decisions are made and resources allocated to ensure organisational or societal assets continue to deliver, as required. IAM is an evolving field. We discuss this evolution and present our perspectives on the future direction of IAM. IAM was born as a response to the poor state of maintenance of infrastructure, largely due to lack of resources, and emphasizes the need to prioritize maintenance and renewal using risk-based approaches. The demands on IAM have also continued to evolve as asset systems have become more complex, with multifunctionality, adaptative capacity and nature-based infrastructure, all issues that IAM must now consider. These challenges underpin the changing context of Water Infrastructure Asset Management (WIAM) and the opportunity for WIAM to harness new technical developments from other IAM domains. WIAM will need to continue to evolve, responding to these challenges and take advantage of these opportunities through research and application in collaboration with a relevant education and capacity development agenda. View Full-Text
Keywords: infrastructure asset management; water management; maintenance; flood infrastructure; nature-based solutions infrastructure asset management; water management; maintenance; flood infrastructure; nature-based solutions
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Pathirana, A.; Heijer, F.d.; Sayers, P.B. Water Infrastructure Asset Management Is Evolving. Infrastructures 2021, 6, 90. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/infrastructures6060090

AMA Style

Pathirana A, Heijer Fd, Sayers PB. Water Infrastructure Asset Management Is Evolving. Infrastructures. 2021; 6(6):90. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/infrastructures6060090

Chicago/Turabian Style

Pathirana, Assela, Frank d. Heijer, and Paul B. Sayers 2021. "Water Infrastructure Asset Management Is Evolving" Infrastructures 6, no. 6: 90. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/infrastructures6060090

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop