Resiliency is about limiting the chances of negative consequences, and reacting appropriately when a problem arises.
PITTSBURGH (PRWEB) September 03, 2019
WinCan, an industry leader in sewer asset management and data analysis software, has released a white paper discussing the benefits of resiliency for water and wastewater utilities. This paper outlines basic first steps for building a utility resiliency plan, details case studies highlighting the outcome of resiliency planning, and provides industry resources for building an individual resiliency plan.
As the frequency of natural and human-made disasters rises and infrastructure ages, water and wastewater utilities must work harder to maintain a minimum level of service during emergencies. Increasing system resiliency is the only solution. Measures to address this deficit include
- Upgrading systems to better withstand emergencies
- Understanding minimum service levels and how to maintain them
- Preventing further damage and hazards in the case of system failures
- Determining necessary steps for regaining service after an emergency
“In many cities, an emergency scenario can wipe out all system functionality,” says Mike Russin, general manager in the Americas for WinCan. “For wastewater systems, this can result in sewage overflows that pose health hazards. Emergency facilities like hospitals and shelters may have to go without running water or functioning toilets. Resiliency is about limiting the chances of negative consequences, and reacting appropriately when a problem arises.”
A free download of this paper can be obtained at http://inbound.wincan.com/en-us/building-a-case-for-water-and-wastewater-resiliency. This paper was written as part of WinCan’s commitment to creating and sharing resources for the water and wastewater industry.
WinCan was the original pipe inspection and asset management software when it entered the market 25 years ago. Today, it’s the most trusted pipeline software brand worldwide, thanks to continuous innovation and exceptional support. WinCan transforms raw inspection data into the intelligence municipalities and contractors need to make critical maintenance decisions. The software’s measurement tools help to quantify defects, and sophisticated search capabilities filter observations by any combination of criteria. Its report generator automatically summarizes inspection findings using a standard or user-defined template. Native support for GIS mapping, side-scanning and 3D are among WinCan’s most innovative features.
In the Americas, WinCan is uniquely positioned to deliver support, training, customization and integration with all common municipal databases and mapping software programs. WinCan works directly with end users, and also with inspection equipment manufacturers, helping them deliver integrated hardware/software solutions that allow their customers to document, analyze and report pipeline condition.