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Presented by: CWEA-Santa Clara Valley
Santa Clara Valley Section Dinner Meeting – Engaging O&M Staff in Asset Management
SCVS Monthly Dinner Meeting // “Engaging O&M Staff in Asset Management”
Come Join Us in Belmont to hear about how to engage O&M staff in asset management!
Note: Although Eventbrite says “FREE”, this is a pay-at-the-door event. An RSVP through Eventbrite is a commitment to pay. We are working on ways to accept pre-payment. Thank you!
Dinner Topic: “Engaging O&M Staff in Asset Management”
Gerald Fejarang, PE, Kennedy Jenks
Over the past half century, our industry has invested trillions of dollars water and wastewater infrastructure that played a substantial role in the sustained prosperity and quality of life of our country. But in many communities, the water and wastewater infrastructure is severely stressed from overuse, under funding of maintenance and renewal, and aging. Our industry has attempted to integrate asset management principles since the 1990’s. However, may of our utilities are still struggling with integrating these principles as part of their O&M culture. The key to successful asset management is to understand that asset management must primarily serve O&M and must the voice of O&M. Gerald will help connect the asset management dots with the O&M dots by using the asset management philosophies of reliability and how it drives asset management.
Since 2012 Gerald has been passionately educating our industry on reliability-driven asset management and the importance of how O&M are critical to a successful program. Gerald had to step out of our industry for several years to learn how this style of asset management was conducted in other asset intensive industries. Gerald is now sharing these approaches to water and wastewater utilities nationally. Gerald’s experience started in 1994 with the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District as a student engineer and O&M support engineer, a process mechanical design engineer for several water consultancies, was an assistant general manager an operations and maintenance contractor, followed by his role as the director of PinnacleART’s Water Reliability group. Most recently, Gerald has joined Kennedy Jenks in late June of 2019 to lead their Utility Management practice.
5:30pm – Social Hour
6:30pm – Dinner
7:30pm – Presentation
Members – $35
Non-members – $40
Students/Retired – $15
Great door prizes too!
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CWEA Santa Clara Valley Section Board