AI-empowered Asset Management

IWA Specialist Group on Strategic Asset Management Strategic Asset Management

Target Audience

policy makers; regulators; public institutions; municipalities; utility managers; consultants; researchers; students; other asset management stakeholders; anyone interested in artificial intelligence and water management


Insufficient public and municipal investment represents a major challenge for the long-term management of urban water infrastructure. Utilities are challenged to develop efficient rehabilitation strategies to maintain levels of service and maximize the value of assets in the medium- and long-term, avoiding the ongoing deterioration of water and sewer networks. A promising area for utilities is the improvement of technical asset management, and in particular the use of modelling solutions to improve the efficiency of inspection and rehabilitation strategies.

This webinar will explore the potential for data-driven modelling and artificial intelligence (AI) to support asset management strategies for water and sewer networks. An overview will be provided of the AI tools available on the market for asset management, and key stakeholders will share their experiences on the applications for AI in asset management. Finally, the panel will present the need for ongoing and future research in this field to grasp the full potential of digitalization.

Learning Objectives

Through this webinar, participants will:

  • Learn about the AI tools available on the market for asset management;
  • Understand the potential for AI in the asset management of urban water networks;
  • Acknowledge and consider the uncertainties in the decision-making process;
  • Gain awareness of the need for ongoing research and perspectives of digitalization.


Presentation Slides and Q&A Report

  • To view the Presentation Slides from the webinar, please click here.
  • To view the Q&A Report from the webinar, please click here.
  • To visit the Strategic Asset Management SG page on IWA Connect, please click here.


Webinar Resources

Here are some resources recommended by the webinar panelists:


International Water Association