New Tools Added To WERF's SIMPLE Online Knowledge BaseSource: Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF)
Improving the quality of wastewater service is daunting in the face of the challenges posed by aging of the networks of pipes and pumping stations; over 800,000 miles of water pipe and 600,000 miles of wastewater infrastructure with some components over 100 years old. The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) has improved resources to assist with much needed condition assessment and system rehabilitation. The Sustainable Infrastructure Management Program Learning Environment (SIMPLE) is WERF’s online knowledge base that provides tools, techniques, and strategies to support asset management practices of all levels of experience.
SIMPLE has now been available through the WERF website for over five years and has continually been updated and enhanced during this time. As part of the future direction and delivery of content within SIMPLE, some changes were made to reflect the latest additions and user requirements that have evolved over the past five years. To this end, SIMPLE was redesigned to allow for a more succinct and user acceptable format.