July 31, 2012

In the framework of the AWARE-P team's growing collaboration with India's PAS project (states of Gujarat and Maharashtra), two joint workshops on "Strategic Management and Long term Planning of Water and Wastewater Assets" were held in Ahmedabad (July 24) and Mumbai (July 27), as well as a presentation for the Mumbai Water Corporation (July 26), with contributions from AWARE-P's industry partner AGS/Wiseworks. The meetings brought to evidence a clear need for creating awareness and developing infrastructure asset management programs in India. The outstanding work carried out by CEPT within PAS provides an ideal background for such development, and the performance indicators systems that have been set up provide a promising fit to the AWARE-P approach, with the software currently being tested at CEPT for application within the PAS context.