Recently, I read the article “Optimised Decision Making, IDS and the Deighton Water Model – An Introduction” which sparked my attention.
Published on the Inframanage.com site, the article includes a video that demonstrates the Deighton Water Model and the resource persons talked about the implication to finance and infrastructure management.
As a civil engineering graduate, this is very important learning resource for future infrastructure asset managers.
Watching the video made me wished I had learned about this in college. The learning Deighton Water Model presents could be applied not only in the context of asset management.
I was smiling thinking about using it for evangelism.
Thinking about CPU’s many assets, I’m sure nuggets of wisdom on optimized decision making would be very helpful.
I appeal for professors to recommend this learning resource to your students.
Are you a leader, engineer, manager, realtor, development planning specialist, investor?
Are you engaged in public works, infrastructure management and development planning?
Please take time to watch the short “Deighton Water Model” demonstration video.
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I’m sure dairy products, meat and wine would be on top of the list when you think about New Zealand, not to mention sheep, deer and cows.
For its scenic sites from the North Island to South Island, New Zealand has become the world’s popular tourist destination.
The location shooting of popular movies like “Lord of the Rings” and the “Hobbit” boosted the country’s popularity.
New Zealand is readily identified with rugby, sailing, shot put, and rowing. The country won medals in international competitions on these sports events.
These are just some of the popular things people around the world might say or think about New Zealand.
Do you know there is more to New Zealand than the popular perceptions mentioned above?
Being located far from the rest of the nations of the world except Australia, New Zealand is an innovative nation in many learning areas. Creativity and inventiveness is not limited to agriculture, manufacturing and education only.
Infrastructure management is one area where the Kiwis excel in terms of ideas and best practices. The country has institutionalised infrastructure management planning in her laws since 1990.
This paved way for generating and pioneering best practices and development of infrastructure management techniques.
As we all know, infrastructure has important role in the economic development of a country; service supports the constituents and society.
Thus, its management needs to be strategically planned, maintenance and risks management programs faithfully implemented, alongside wise allocation of fiscal and logistical resources of local and national government units.
As a nation established much later than other nations in America and Europe, New Zealand found herself developing best practices in infrastructure construction and management based on lessons learned from older developed countries.
NZ Asset Management Support, in partnership with asset management organisations and experts of Australia and NZ, created the International Infrastructure Management Manual. This is to ensure that best practices and standards are institutionalized and implemented among partner countries.