Water New Zealand Pipe Renewals Seminar - Wellington

Water New Zealand

These workshops will present the newly developed material to water managers, asset managers, consultants and any others wishing to better inform decisions around the management of underground pipe infrastructure.

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Presenting will be:

Steven Apeldoorn, Director ProjectMax - New Zealand Gravity Pipe Inspection Manual, Edition 4

The manual provides a consistent and reliable basis for undertaking inspections and condition assessments of gravity pipelines for asset management and renewal planning. The latest edition has been completely revised to improve the ability of the industry to scope required works, undertake inspections of a consistent high-quality standard and interpret outcomes in relation to best asset management practices. For the first time a process for the inspection of manholes, laterals and acceptance of new and lined pipes is also included.

Greg Preston, Manager Quake Centre - The National Pipe Data Portal

The Quake Centre's Building Innovation Partnership has developed a proof-of concept for a National Pipe Data Portal, an exciting step to realising a federated data set of pipelines for all of New Zealand. The proof of concept brings stormwater pipelines into a single location for three local authorities; Christchurch City Council, Tauranga District Council and Auckland Council. Participants will gain an appreciation of data quality assessment and location standards required to join the portal and unleash the power of a national data-set.

Philip McFarlane, Market Leader Water and Wastewater, WSP - Code of Practice for 3 Waters Asset Data

Collecting, maintaining and using data on assets which deliver 3 water services is vital to ensuring that Levels of Service are delivered. The New Zealand Asset Metadata Standards (NZAMS) were developed to standardise data collection and recording, however have not been widely implemented. The code has developed the NZAMS into a user-friendly document for the collection of stormwater conveyance as-constructed data, that is also broadly applicable for water and wastewater assets.

Wastewater Renewals Framework - Gravity Pipelines

The Renewals Framework sets out processes to help asset managers undertake renewals planning of gravity wastewater pipelines and to communicate renewal decision makers. The output from this process is a works programme with forecasts of budgets, level of service predictions, risk and resilience profiles and monitoring and condition assessment programmes. The overarching objective is to improve pipeline renewals planning in New Zealand through evidence-based decision-making.

David Heiler, Technical Director, Water Infrastructure, BECA - Guideline for Assessing Technical Resilience of Three Waters Networks

The guideline has been prepared to support local authorities and the private sector assess and develop strategies to improve network resilience, inform pre-event planning and post-event emergency support and recovery. The guideline aims to standardise the assessment of technical resilience across New Zealand and encourage collaboration, whole maintaining the ability for users to tailor the assessment approach to fit the specific needs of their community.

Noel Roberts, Technical Manager, Water New Zealand - Pressure Sewer National Guidelines

The demands on New Zealand wastewater networks systems are increasingly coming under pressure, in some situations the traditional gravity sewer network is no longer the best solution. It is recognised that alternative technologies, such as pressure sewers can offer benefits over traditional gravity sewers in particular circumstances. However, as a relatively new technology, information for designers and infrastructure owners has been limited. This document aims to assist infrastructure owners to understand the key issues to ensure that where pressure sewer is adopted, it is designed and implemented correctly.

Below is the draft programme. As there is a light lunch provided, please let Katrina know if you have any dietary requirements.

10.10amNoel Roberts, Water New Zealand
  • Welcome
  • Outline for the day
  • Summary of metrics from the National Performance Review (the need for improved consistency)
  • Where to find guidelines on Water New Zealand website
10.30amGreg Preston, UC Quake CentreThe importance of data and plans for the pipe data portal, data quality assessment and location standards.
11amPhillip McFarlane, WSPCode of Practice for 3 waters Asset Data
11.30amPhillip McFarlane, WSPPipe Renewals Decision Making guide
12pmLUNCH - light
12.45pmDavid Heiler, BecaGuidelines for assessing technical resilience
1.15pmSteve Apeldoorn, ProjectMaxGravity Pipe Inspection Manual
2.15pmNoel Roberts, Water New Zealand
  • Pressure Sewer Guideline
  • Quick summary of the reform and Regulatory Reform taking place
  • Wrap-up
  • 27/02/2020
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  • 10:00 - 15:00
  • Terrace Conference Centre, 114 The Terrace, Wellington, NZ
  • $86.25Members $109.25Non Members
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