Asset Registry, GIS, CMMS

“A Game Plan for Aging Water Infrastructure” by Gregory M Baird
2010 American Water Works Association AWWA Journal (April 2010)*
This article focuses on the development of an overall game plan to address the nation’s aging wet infrastructure crisis by working towards asset sustainability and affordability through applying asset management and condition assessment activities while also pursuing financing options and improving stakeholder relations.

"Heating the Spot GIS Helps Improve Utilities Waterworld" by Gregory M Baird

“Managing Assets: When Going with the Flow Doesn’t Save Money” by Gregory M Baird
American Water Works Association AWWA Journal (September 2011)**
This article explains the importance of ROI (Return on Investment) when reviewing and tracking industry best practices and asset management programs.

“Defining Public Asset Management for Municipal Water Utilities” by Gregory M Baird
American Water Works Association AWWA Journal (May 2011)**
This article discusses the concept of asset management and its many forms including the definition of public asset management. In general, Public Asset Management incorporates the management of all things which are of value to a jurisdiction, its mission and purpose and citizen’s expectations. GIS-centric Public Asset Management has a foundation which standardizes data and allows interoperability, providing users the capability to reuse, coordinate and share information in an efficient and effective manner. An EsriGIS platform combined with the overall Public Asset Management umbrella of both physical “hard” assets and soft assets helps remove the traditional silos of structured municipal functions.

“Building a Solid Foundation During an Enterprise Asset Management Revolution” by Gregory M Baird
Water Utility Infrastructure Management UIM Journal of Finance and Management for Water and Wastewater (May 2011)
This article explains the fundamental building blocks of a seamlessly interconnected asset management program using the best in breed EsriGIS-centric software.

“Navigating Service Level Expectations: Asset Management Planning” by Gregory M Baird
American Water Works Association AWWA Journal (February 2011)**
Asset Management planning includes determining the appropriate service levels that the assets should support and therefore the cost associated with providing the complete service. The service level and cost discussion should be communicated to stakeholders in order to provide common ground to discuss rate increases and capital replacement budgets.

“Expressway to the Future: GIS and Advanced Metering Infrastructure” by Gregory M Baird
American Water Works Association AWWA Journal (January 2011)**
EsriGIS ARCGIS software provides spatial analysis tools that can be better captured and utilized by utilities with a GIS-centric Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS). Future integrated advancements in water and wastewater utilities include Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) integrated with EsriGIS.

“Challenges of the 21st Century: The Aging Water Infrastructure Dilemma” by Gregory M Baird
Water Utility Infrastructure Management UIM Journal (Dec 2010-Cleveland)
(Publication and Asset Management Conference)
Available upon request.

“Leveraging Your GIS: Optimize Capital Planning and Savings” by Gregory M Baird
American Water Works Association AWWA Journal (November 2010)*
This article explains the importance of GIS in utility planning, management and investment decision making. The GIS-Centric approach is highlighted as an industry best practice for efficiency especially in asset management programs.

“Patching up America’s Aging Water Infrastructure?” by Gregory M Baird
Water and Wastewater International Magazine/Water World (November 2010)
Available upon request.

“Leveraging Your GIS: Achieving a Low-cost Enterprise Asset Management System” by Gregory M Baird
American Water Works Association AWWA Journal (October 2010)*
This article explains the use of GIS in asset management planning when using the geodatabase as the asset registry and combined with a CMMS to create the basic building blocks of an enterprise asset management system. The CMMS work history is described as the lowest cost asset data available.

“Digging up the Challenges of the Aging Infrastructure Dilemma” by Gregory M Baird
National Association of Trenchless Technologies NASTT Publication and Conference
(Nov 2010; Denver, CO)
Available upon request.

*Reprinted from Journal AWWA, by permission on Author's Personal Website. Copyright © 2010, Copyright © 2011, Copyright © 2012, American Water Works Association. Permission to reproduce this document is granted for informational purposes only and does not represent or imply approval or endorsement by AWWA of any particular product or service.

**Reprinted from Journal AWWA, by permission on Author's Personal Website. Copyright © 2011, American Water Works Association. Permission to reproduce this document is granted for informational purposes only and does not represent or imply approval or endorsement by AWWA of any particular product or service.

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