Keynote Presenter Neil Rickard to open Trenchless Live 2012

Neil is Yarra Valley Water’s Divisional Manager for Infrastructure Planning, responsible for the management of Yarra Valley Water’s $A7 billion worth of assets.

Neil’s division establishes the investment – around $A100 million annually – as well as the methodology in managing these assets. The division is constantly looking for ways for Yarra Valley Water to improve the value of the community it serves.

Neil has been with Yarra Valley Water for eleven years, and for seven of these he managed Asset Creation, Yarra Valley Water’s capital delivery division. As such he has a unique insight into asset management practices of the water industry and how they relate to the construction industry, in particular to trenchless technologies.

In his presentation, Neil will outline Yarra Valley Water’s asset management plan – what is involved, how plans are developed, the budgets, and the opportunities for trenchless technologies, including how they have been successful for Yarra Valley Water.

Yarra Valley Water provides water supply and sewerage services to over 1.7 million people who live and work in the Yarra River catchment area of Melbourne.

One of Melbourne’s three retail water businesses, Yarra Valley Water owns and maintains over 18,000 km of water and sewer mains.

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