Special Issue "Infrastructure Asset Management of Urban Water Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2022) | Viewed by 13032
Interests: infrastructure asset management; performance assessment; urban drainage systems: wastewater and stormwater; hydraulic and water quality parameters monitoring; hydraulic modeling; urban resilience; nature-based solutions
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Interests: infrastructure asset management; urban water systems; performance assessment systems; public policies; strategic planning; water losses and energy efficiency management; water and environment.
This Special Issue of Water will focus on infrastructure asset management (IAM) of urban water systems. IAM is the set of processes that utilities need to have in place to ensure that infrastructure performance corresponds to service targets over time, that risks are adequately managed, that the corresponding costs, in a lifetime cost perspective, are as low as possible, and that asset’s value is optimized. Driven by long-term objectives, IAM embraces strategic, tactical, and operational cycles.
Our world faces challenges such as those addressed in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement, currently intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic. The contribution of urban water services is vital. We learned from this pandemic that we need to be prepared for the unexpected, and that flexible, robust, and autonomous services and assets can bolster that. They must become more resilient, safer, and more efficient and effective, while ensuring a good service for all in an affordable manner. Digital transition and circular economies are simultaneously opportunities and challenges.
IAM supports this transition from the current urban water systems to their aimed future state.
The Guest Editors will consider scientific and case-based papers that address the aforementioned issues, including governance, social, economic, and technical aspects.
Dr. Rita Salgado Brito
Dr. Helena Alegre
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Water is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Infrastructure asset management
- Strategic asset management
- Urban water systems
- Urban water services
- Performance assessment