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Asset Quality and Leak Detection Management (Stage 1)

Duration: 4 days

Delivery: In-person or Online (self-paced)

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Course details

This training course equips water supply and regulation professionals with a critical understanding of: leakage and pressure management; leakage estimation and detection; and the key elements of asset quality; for effective pipeline repair and rehabilitation.

Duration: 4 days

Delivery: In-person or Online (self-paced)

Paul Ives

Paul is a Senior Consultant with 13 years' industry experience immersed in the intricate challenges and dynamics of minimising water loss and optimising water resources. His strong understanding of both leakage detection methods and calculation methodologies stems from operational and field roles as well as working on leakage strategy and analysis to gain a thorough working knowledge of water loss.

Course overview

WRc developed this course to aid individuals in understanding the basics of leakage management and the improved quality of clean water supply assets. Upon the completion of this course, delegates will gain the knowledge of the fundamental principles of leakage management, and how asset quality is assessed and improved through effective pressure management, asset rehabilitation, leakage economics and more.  

    Who can benefit?

    Delegates may include water industry clean water network practitioners. Relevant roles may include those related to water distribution or the regulation of water network management activities such as front-line technicians and operators, as well as supervisors and senior management.

    Participants may also be drawn from any area of business or service where knowledge of effective leakage management is required for decision-making. Relevant roles include, but are not limited to, graduate and consultant engineers. 

    Training outline

    The course is interactive, with a mix of lecture, group discussion, and exercises to facilitate an engaging learner experience. An end-of course multiple choice assessment effectively demonstrates knowledge transfer. Learners will be equipped with an understanding, and confidence in real-world application, of:

    • Water Balance and Estimating Leakage: the reconciliation of the bottom up and top down methods for accurate estimation and the best practices for components and subcomponents. 
    • Finding Hidden Leakage: explore active leakage control methods, including the use of District Metered Areas (DMAs) and Smart Networks whilst also covering data analytics using R for efficient analysis, reducing awareness times and enhancing performance management.  
    • Speed and Quality of Repairs: covering aspects that include scheduling and planning of repairs, assessments of repair quality and implementing best practice. 
    • Managing Pressure: design of Pressure Management Areas (PMAs), techniques for maintaining calm networks and managing transients, as well as employing zonal approaches and studies and the relationship between pressure and leakage. 
    • Managing Assets: encompassing aspects such as asset rehabilitation, performance analysis and condition assessments whilst delving into leakage economics, and the comparison between replacement and relining strategies supported by case studies. 

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      More about our leakage strategy consultancy services

      Our highly skilled statisticians, data scientists and economists collate their pooled knowledge of assets and technologies, flow measurement, pressure management and leakage theory to provide expertise to Government, utilities, regulators and the wider industry.

      We can help you reduce risk and embrace innovation to establish an effective leakage strategy, whether for your upstream and strategic network, distribution networks or customer supply lines.

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