[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The LESAM – Leading Edge Sustainable Asset Management of Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Conference was jointly organized by IWA – International Water Association, the national association Norwegian Water, the municipality of the city of Trondheim and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

The biannual LESAM facilitated by the IWA Strategic Asset Management Specialist Group, IWA establishes a consolidated leading-edge forum where utilities, consultants, regulators, researchers and asset managers identify and discuss the main challenges, new solutions and trends in strategic asset management.

Themes for LESAM 2017 included among other topics best practices in Integrated Asset Management (IAM) organizational implementation, advanced data management and IT systems implementation and innovative technologies for condition monitoring and assessment and modeling solutions, advanced economic modelling and improved accounting methods for costs and benefices and a better understanding of what consumers expect.

55 presentations divided in 8 different topics were shared with more than 150 participants from all parts of the world.

One of the presentations related to the topic Best practices in IAM was Development & Implementation of an Asset Management Business Planning Model as a Decision Support Tool for Public Utilities and Local Governments in South-Eastern Europe, a joint paper prepared by Dr. Petros Kolovopoulos and Mr. Oliver Nachevski. The reception of the presentation was very positive provoking vivid discussion with the audience.

All the presentations from the conference could be downloaded on the following link: https://www.ntnu.edu/web/lesam2017/sessions[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vcex_image_flexslider thumbnail_link=“lightbox“ lightbox_caption=“false“ image_ids=“511,512,513″ lightbox_skin=“mac“][/vc_column][/vc_row]