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Location: South-East Europe

Industry: Water & Sanitation

Product: Asset Management – Business Planning Model (AM-BPM)

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Implementation of Asset Management – Business Planning Model (AM-BPM) in Municipalities and Public Utility Companies (PUC) in South East Europe.

EDAMS participated in a project funded by the German Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ) and implemented by the Network of Associations of Local Authorities of South-East Europe (NALAS). The program focused on the introduction of Asset Management methods in order to improve efficiency and transparency in managing water and sanitation infrastructure in South Eeast Europe (SEE).

As part of the project an Asset Management Business Planning model (AM-BPM) was developed by EDAMS . The tool enables Municipalities and Funding organisations to assess the performance and sustainability of the Public Utility’s future operation, including its ability to repay loans. Implementation of EDAMS’s Business Planning methodology and associated Model (EDAMS-AM-BPM) empowers Municipalities/ Utilities to:

  • Evaluate the current status of the AM programs in the Utility & provides a basis for integrated AM technical planning.
  • Enforce a clear & documented strategy for managing municipal assets from design to disposal at end of useful life.
  • Institute verifiable and monitored investment plans.
  • Link investment plans to long term funding requirements
  • Create a long-term capital funding program.
  • Provide for meaningful Financial Reporting

The developed Business Planning Model (AM-BPM) was piloted in seven Municipalities/Public Utilities from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia