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Leading-Edge Conference on Strategic Asset Management

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INRAE, French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment, presents IWA’s 9th Leading Edge Conference for Strategic Asset Management (LESAM) to be hosted at the "Musée de la Mer et de la Marine" in Bordeaux, France on 11-13 May 2022.

The LESAMs, the 3-days key event of the IWA Strategic Asset Management (SAM) Specialist Group, have established a consolidated leading-edge forum where utilities, consultants, regulators, researchers and asset managers identify and discuss the main challenges, new solutions and trends in strategic asset management for the water sector.




  • Institutional and policy aspects regarding AM e.g. policy making, regulation
  • Economic, financial and organisational aspects of AM e.g. demand forecasting, costs assessment, cross sectorial functions, workforce organization
  • AM communication issues e.g. leadership, workforce engagement, training, co-creation, internal and external communication strategies, stakeholders’ needs and expectations
  • Global change and AM e.g. tackling uncertainties, thinking ahead inter-generationally, addressing risk, resilience and crisis management
  • Management systems for AM  e.g. ISO 55000, data management for AM, value in AM, decision making based on performance or condition assessment
  • Management of the assets in AM e.g. asset data information for AM decisions, measuring and improving efficiency, assessing criticality
  • Digital Water and AM e.g. solutions for better governance and community engagement, monitoring, innovative solutions, inputs of management of the assets into AM, modelling
  • Specificities of urban water infrastructure in AM e.g. interdependencies, cause-effect behaviour, system behaviour, indefinite useful life, multiplicity of stakeholders
  • Interactions among water supply, wastewater, stormwater in AM
  • Environmental assessment and AM e.g. impacts of reuse in AM, life-cycle analysis
  • Considering interdependencies between water and other urban services/infrastructures in AM e.g. cascading effects, governance
  • AM in the context of circular economy
  • Urban drainage asset management: integrating nature based solutions in AM practices
  • AM examples in specific contexts (e.g. developing regions, decentralized systems)  
  • AM out of the box inputs from young water professionals
  • AM regional initiatives


Scientific & Program Committee

Bénédicte Rulleau

Research fellow in economics

INRAE - France

Frédéric Cherqui


DEEP laboratory - INSA Lyon / Univ. Lyon 1 - France

Elvira Estruch Juan


ITA. Department of Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering. Universitat Politècnica de València - Spain

Rita Salgado Brito

Assistant Researcher

LNEC - Portuguese National Laboratory for Civil Engineering - Portugal

Boudewijn Neijens

Chief Marketing Officer

Copperleaf - Canada

Helena Alegre

Head of the Hydraulics and Environment Department

LNEC - Portuguese National Laboratory for Civil Engineering - Portugal

Nicolas Caradot

Project coordinator

KWB Berlin - Germany

Oliver Nachevski

Vice Chair IWA Strategic Asset Management Specialist Group / Project Manager

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH - North Macedonia

Rita Amaral

Advisor of the board at LIS-Water

Lisbon International Centre for Water - Portugal

Takayuki Sawai

Group Leader, Planning & Strategy Department, Waterworks Division

NJS Co., Ltd. - Japan

Cristiano Gonçalves Nascimento Gouveia

Operations Manager

Caesb - Brazil

Eric J. Montes

VP & Head - Integrated Asset Managemeny

Maynilad Water Services, Inc. - Philippines

Andres Torres

Full Professor

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana - Colombia

Caty Werey

Research engineer in pubilc management at GESTE research unit

INRAE - France

Dominique Gatel

Vice president - Public affairs/water

Veolia - France

Eddy Renaud

Researcher Deputy director of the ETBX research unit

INRAE - France

Kévin Caillaud

Researcher fellow in sociology

INRAE - France

Manuel Carrilho Alvarinho

President and founder of the CRA

Water and Sanitation Regulatory Council - Mozambique

Olivier Piller

Senior research scientist & head of the water infrastructure asset management team

INRAE - France

Ralph Beuken

Scientific Researcher

KWR Water Research Institute - the Netherlands

Rita Ugarelli

Chief Scientist

SINTEF AS - Norway

Sveinung Sægrov

Professor water and environmental engineering

Norwegian University of Science and Technology - Norway

Walter Graf

Senior Project Manager

GHD - Falls Church, Virginia, USA

To remember

  • Date
    May 11th, 2022 – May 13th, 2022

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  • Place
    Musée de la Mer et de la Marine, Bordeaux, France
  • Registration
    From 1 November 2021 to 9 May 2022
  • Submission
    From 20 May 2021 to 17 January 2022
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Monica Cardarilli

Risk Engineer PhD & Project Officer

European Commission

Helena Alegre

Head of the Hydraulics and Environment Department

LNEC - Portuguese National Laboratory for Civil Engineering

Robert Stein

Managing director

STEIN Infrastructure Management GmbH

Nathalie Hernandez

Engineering Ph.D. - Sewer Asset ManagementPhD Student

Pontifical Javeriana University

Organizing Committee

Rita Salgado Brito

Assistant Researcher

LNEC - Portuguese National Laboratory for Civil Engineering - Portugal

Lydia Fimbeau

Assistant in charge of the budget and financial monitoring of projects

INRAE - France

Bénédicte Rulleau

Research fellow in economics

INRAE - France

Elvira Estruch Juan


ITA. Department of Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering. Universitat Politècnica de València - Spain

Grégory Lambert

Communication Manager

INRAE - France

Cathy Rodriguer

Administrative and Financial Officer

INRAE - France

Sandrine Sabatié

Webmaster and Software Manager

INRAE - France

Sami Bouarfa


INRAE - France

Clarisse Cazals

Economics researcher

INRAE - France

Stéphanie Touvron

Assistant in charge of the budget and financial management of research projects

INRAE - France