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Successful IAM/TRUST training course in Uganda

The Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers (UIPE) invited TRUST scientist and senior research officer of the National Civil Engineering Laboratory of Portugal, Helena Alegre, to give a training course on Infrastructure Asset Management (IAM) in April.   Strategic asset management is needed to address current challenges, such as aging infrastructures and growing demand for improvement...

Successful TRUST / AWARE-P Workshop in Hamburg

On the way to sustainable urban water services of tomorrow, a fruitful Train4TRUST training event on the TRUST / AWARE-P software was successfully hosted by HAMBURG WASSER, on the 13th of February 2015. Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Helena Alegre (LNEC) and Dr. Hans-Joachim Mälzer (IWW) asset managers from HAMBURG WASSER, WATERNET (Amsterdam) and VEOLIA APANOVA (Bucharest) had the opportunity to...

A guide for policy makers

Where to be in 2050? How to facilitate change towards sustainable urban water services? Policy makers are challenged with rising and emerging change pressures on traditional urban water management practices and infrastructures. Changing social, economic and environmental patterns affect the urban water services of tomorrow – the backbone of our society.   This guide provides information...

Objectives and criteria for the improvement of water cycle services

TRUST released a report about objectives and criteria for the improvement of water cycle services. The report provides an impact assessment of methods and technologies for UWCS improvement on objectives and criteria of the TRUST sustainability dimensions (social, environment, economic, governance issues and assets). The relevance of technologies and methods, including new trust-tools, is assessed...

TRUST work area ‘Future Water Policies & Integrated Tools’ structured its work

The main responsibility of the work area ‘Future Water Policies & Integrated Tools’ is to ensure that TRUST provides a coherent set of tools, directly applicable by water professionals, enabling an effective transition to urban water cycle systems (UWCS) of the future.   Therefore, the main objectives of the internal work area meeting that took place on the 6-7 November 2012 in...

TRUST report “Integrated Decision Support Framework” now available

The report describes an Integrated Framework for the development of a Decision Support System (DSS), facilitating strategic decision-making for the long-term city metabolism planning problem. A novel methodology for comparing and selecting alternative solutions is presented employing Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis and multiple scenarios handling resulting in a system able to deal with uncertain...