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WATER IS LIFE, SANITATION IS DIGNITY

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Policy Name: WATER SERVICES INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

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Date Of Release: 23 Mar 2012
Date Of Expected Review: 01 Jan 2015
Date Last Updated: 28 May 2012
Policy Type: Strategies and Guidelines
Policy Level: Local
Department: Department of Water Affairs: Water Services Policy and Strategy
Contact Name: Mbentse Bekubuhle / Ndlovu Siboniso
Phone Number: 012 336 7451 / 336 7391
Fax Number: 012 336 6560
Email: MbentseB@dwa.gov.za / Ndlovus2@dws.gov.za
Directorate: Water Resource: Policy and Strategy
Contact Name: Matho Gwala
Phone Number: 012 336 8768
Fax Number:
Email: gwalam@dwa.gov.za
Topics covered:
WS/WR Policies and Strategies
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WATER SERVICES INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT STRATEGY (WSIAM)
The development of this Strategy is a key milestone signalling determination on the part of DWA as sector leader, and its partners, that increasing attention be paid to water services IAM. It is part of a broad set of initiatives to improve IAM at all levels of government.
Vision
The vision the Strategy has for the sector is that proper life cycle management of water services assets are fully integrated into the water services business of all WSIs in South Africa.
Aim
The aim of this Strategy is that DWA and its partners will empower and guide WSIs to practice sound IAM, aimed at ensuring optimal utility from public investments in water services infrastructure, and the reliable and sustainable meeting of service delivery obligations.
Objectives
The objectives of this Strategy are to:
• Create a platform for coordination of principal role players to support WSI IAM as a matter of national priority.
• Address water services infrastructure failures in targeted WSIs in the short term, and effect improvements that can be publicised in order to demonstrate the benefits of IAM.
• Develop in the water services sector in the longer term a culture of sustained improvement in the management of infrastructure.
Principles
The following principles underpin this Strategy:
1. Systems approach.
2. IAM is an integral part of ongoing service delivery. Water services focus. Outcomes-based.
3. An appropriate mix of short term successes and long term sustainability.
4. No one size solution fits all.
5. Start with the basics, and get them right.
6. Political, management and operational focus.

Water Services Infrastructure Asset Management Strategy Implementation plan
This Implementation Framework is a complement to the Water Services Infrastructure Asset Management Strategy, and
gives further guidance on the actions required to achieve the outputs outlined in the Strategy.
Outputs:
1. Increased awareness
2. Greater synergy achieved
3. Improved WSI IAM through targeted support
4. Municipal IAM Guide and suite of tools developed
5. M&E system developed and linked
6. Regulatory framework developed
7. Skills procurement supported
8. HRD supported
9. R&D and knowledge dissemination strengthened
10. Programme management

Contact: Mr. Tenda Rasikhanya, Chief Development Expert: Technical, 012 336 6561 or
083 437 1781, email:rasikhanyat@dwa.gov.za.


Section Summary

  Section Number Section Heading Section Description
WATER SERVICES INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT STRATEGY (WSIAM)
The development of this Strategy is a key milestone signalling determination on the part of DWA as sector leader, and its partners, that increasing attention be paid to water services IAM. It is part of a broad set of initiatives to improve IAM at all levels of government.
Vision
The vision the Strategy has for the sector is that proper life cycle management of water services assets are fully integrated into the water services business of all WSIs in South Africa.
Aim
The aim of this Strategy is that DWA and its partners will empower and guide WSIs to practice sound IAM, aimed at ensuring optimal utility from public investments in water services infrastructure, and the reliable and sustainable meeting of service delivery obligations.
Objectives
The objectives of this Strategy are to:
• Create a platform for coordination of principal role players to support WSI IAM as a matter of national priority.
• Address water services infrastructure failures in targeted WSIs in the short term, and effect improvements that can be publicised in order to demonstrate the benefits of IAM.
• Develop in the water services sector in the longer term a culture of sustained improvement in the management of infrastructure.

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