Tuesday 19 Mar 2013Targeting water mains for discolouration-driven interventions at SWW Discolouration Propensity Modelling (DPM)

Mark Randall-Smith - Mouchel

Room 170 Harrison 14:00-15:00

A CASE studentship run jointly by Exeter University Centre for Water Systems and Mouchel from 2008 to 2011 involved the development of a tool known as DPM (Discolouration Propensity Modelling), with which the risk of discolouration arising from individual pipes in water distribution systems may be estimated. This talk will show how DPM has served as a useful Decision Support Tool (DST) to help inform South West Water's Discolouration Management Strategy during AMP5 and for the PR14 Business Plan.

Biography: Mark Randall-Smith has specialised in water distribution modelling and asset management for most of his 26-year career in the water industry. For the last 15 years, he has worked closely with CWS on initiatives to apply the optimisation and other decision support technology developed in the Centre, to "real-world" water industry problems. Mark is currently working closely with South West Water and is playing a key role in developing and implementing its water distribution asset management strategy. Discolouration management forms a key part of this strategy and is the focus of his talk today.

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