Economic efficiency in planning an operating of water supply an wastewater disposal systems (Hennef, Germany)

The comprehensive course is based on nearly 30 years of experience in applying the German standards, on the customized “User’s Manual for project appraisal” worked out by an expert group from six countries and its application in DWA’s international training activities in this field since 2010. The participants get familiar with economic efficiency in designing water utilities and their components, in rationalizing operation and maintenance and in rehabilitating systems.

Nov 28, 2011 - Dec 02, 2011
Target groups: Engineers, economists and other experts involved in planning, controllers, operational staff of water utilities, experts in fi nancial planning and funding, decision makers
Category: Seminar
Starting with the systematic of infrastructure project appraisal methods in practical use and their pros and cons, the main focus is on dynamic cost comparison calculation. By applying this tool least cost solutions can be selected which are most suitable in water supply and wastewater disposal whenever mandatory targets have to be met.
All methodological and empirical aspects are dealt with in depth by a standardized step by step procedure: Cost findings, cost conversion routines, calculation parameters, methods for comparing present values, annual cost and dynamic prime costs, sensitivity analyses, interpretation of results, project appraisal in practice using real world examples, exercises in order to get used to the fundamental routines and finally an individual workout of a project appraisal as self-control of success.
Transparent and reliable cost comparison calculations are not swelling up bureaucracy but a powerful tool to tap the existing cost-saving potentials. Therefore the demands for quality assurance and recommendations for contracting authorities and contractors are important additional topics in the course.
Additional infomations about this event are published on the the DWA Website.
Theodor-Heuss-Allee 17
53773 Hennef
Target language English


DWA German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste

Laura Langel



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