Return on Investment (ROI) for Pressure Pipelines' Condition Assessment

Attend this workshop and Earn .7 CEUs!

Summary: Well rationalized condition assessment programs are efficient and cost-effective when compared to one-off projects. Municipal and industry experts will present how return on investment and other economic analysis tools (e.g., benefit-cost, breakeven, and alternatives analyses) can be used to inform overall planning and to develop condition assessment programs for water and force-main pipelines. Risk-based approach to prioritize pipes for condition will be presented. Advantages and limitations of selected condition assessment techniques for pressure pipelines will be discussed. Case studies highlighting the advantages and practical limitations of selected condition assessment tools be presented. Location: Mississauga Grand, 35 Brunel Road, Mississauga.


7:30 - 8:00 AM | Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 8:10 AM | Welcome and Introduction

8:10 - 8:45 AM | Prioritization of Pipelines for Condition Assessment, Rizwan Younis, University of Waterloo

8:45 - 9:15 AM | Overview of Water Pipeline Condition Assessment and Monitoring Techniques, Cliff Jones, SmartCover Systems

9:15 - 9:45 AM | ROI for Condition Assessment of Pipelines, Billy Haklander/Andrew Henry, City of London

9:45 - 10:15 AM | Networking and Refreshment Break

10:15 - 10:45 AM | Condition Assessment Limitations on Specific Infrastructure Assets, Sonya Semanuik, OCWA

10:45 - 11:15 AM | Hydraulic Transients: Common Causes and Control Methods, Johnathan Nault, Hydratek & Associates

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM | Minimizing Risk for Condition Assessment Program, Amanda Shane, City of Ottawa

12:00 - 12:45 PM | Lunch Break

12:45 - 1:15 PM | Inspection ROI for Long-term Capital Improvement Planning, Amin Ganjidoost, Pure Technologies

1:15 - 1:45 PM | ROI on Leak Detection Projects, Kingsley Blease, Kingsley Blease Consulting

1:45 - 2:15 PM | City of Hamilton Approach to Managing Critical Watermains, Mike Zantingh, City of Hamilton

2:15 - 2:30 PM | Networking and Refreshment Break

2:30 - 3:00 PM | Service Life Prediction for Pipelines Using Condition Assessment Data, Jan-Mark Gustafson, Consultant

3:00 - 3:30 PM | Using Condition Assessment Date for Pipeline Renewal, Rizwan Younis, University of Waterloo

3:30 - 4:00 PM | Closing Remarks

* Subject to modifications


Registration Options (Please check your CATT membership status for member discount eligibility):

  1. Register online (below)
  2. Download the ROI-Registration_Form_2018(to pay by check, or invoice company)
  3. Call CATT at 519-888-4770

Price: C$475.00

Date: March 7, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Reducing the Costs of I & I using Trenchless Approaches

Attend this workshop and Earn .7 CEUs!

Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) refers to rain and groundwater that enters the sanitary sewer as extraneous flows. A certain amount of I&I is unavoidable but when I&I exceeds design allowances, sewer capacity is consumed and may result in overflows, risks to health, damage to the environment and increased conveyance costs. These issues are becoming more important to municipalities who are struggling to manage their limited infrastructure budgets. This workshop provides attendees with information regarding common I&I contributors, how to locate and how to reduce their impact using trenchless methods of assessment and repair. More information coming.


Price: Free Event

Date: September 12, 2018