The Advanced Condition Assessment and Pipe Failure Prediction Project undertakes fundamental research in order to deliver practical outcomes to help water utilities manage critical water pipe assets effectively. The research is organised according to five Activities:

Activity 1 – How, when and where will pipes fail within the entire network?

Activity 2 – How do we assess the condition of the pipe cost effectively?

Activity 3 – How do we calculate pipe deterioration rates accurately with respect to the pipe environment?

Activity 4 – Improving confidence in pipe failure prediction.

Activity 5 – Knowledge management and decision support.

The first three research Activities are conducted at Monash University, University of Technology Sydney and the University of Newcastle respectively, while sub-activities of Activity 4 are conducted variously at the three universities. Sydney Water is coordinating Activity 5 with its industry partners.