Video 8 – Future Implications Utilities
Do you know how old the utilities are in your city, province or country?
Watch the “Future Implications Utilities” video – the 8th of 11 videos that Ross Waugh created.
This is Section 9 of his paper, “Infrastructure Management, Forecasting the Changes to 2030” that he delivered during the 2013 Ingenium Conference in Dunedin.
Ross shares about the challenge New Zealand is facing in managing aging water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities.
Much of New Zealand’s pipe utility infrastructure was built in the 1950s to early 1970s. Starting in about 17 years New Zealand will be renewing much of her water and wastewater networks.
Surely, the impending utility renewal peak has funding implications.
Has enough revenue been collected and budget set aside for financing renewals peak?
Ross foresees that fiscal constraints complemented by political leadership issues will beset infrastructure management in the next 30 years.
Watch the “Future Implications Utilities” video and learn more about the following infrastructure asset management issues:
- Changing Urban Forms
- Water Competition – Urban versus Intensifying Agriculture
- Engineering Resilience
- Efficiency in utility services delivery
- Public health engineering
- The need for the use of utilities models to assist with the optimisation of renewal programmes and expenditure