Geographic Information Systems for Water and Wastewater Utilities Course


The use of Geographic Information Systems in utilities is becoming more and more prevalent as many companies update their CAD systems to have more functioning asset management technologies.   While GIS in utilities is similar in many of the data collection and data management functions there are some distinct differences in the water and wastewater sectors.  This course will go through the fundamentals of GIS and how it applies to the industry. 

The course will focus on building the datasets for water and wastewater with emphasis on asset management and geometric networks.  Details will include utilizing data models, geometric networks and the utility network with ESRI.  There will be a discussion regarding integrations with current asset management systems and utilizing work orders and mobile field workforce management.  The course will also touch on data analytics surrounding asset management including determining criticality, likelihood of failure, and consequence of failure as it applies to GIS applications.

This course will also discuss new trends in technology and how to utilize these in data collection, analytics, and data management.


5 Days

Who Should Attend

  • Water Resources Management
  • Watershed Management
  • Flood Management
  • Groundwater
  • Water Quality
  • Biodiversity and Habitat
  • Pollution Prevention and Control
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Sustainable Development
  • Agencies and Organizations

Register for the course

Face to Face Schedules By Location
Nairobi Schedules:
Code Date Duration Location Fees
GIW005 23 Oct 2023 - 27 Oct 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
GIW005 27 Nov 2023 - 1 Dec 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
GIW005 18 Dec 2023 - 22 Dec 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
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Virtual Trainer Led Schedules
Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for a virtual schedule.

Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for E-Learning course.

Objectives of The course

  • Summarize basic GIS concepts in real life scenarios
  • Practice data projections and working with coordinate systems
  • Calculate grid to ground conversions
  • Demonstrate working with CAD data in GIS
  • Evaluate Geometric Networks and Utility Network Models
  • Analyze and utilize Data Collection and Field Maps
  • Explain Data Analytics and Metrics for Water and Wastewater utilities
  • Review the Operations Dashboard and Insights for ArcGIS
  • Differentiate Open Source alternatives
  • Identify trends and next steps in technology
  • Facilitate the integration of systems
  • Plan and execute Data Management
  • Define Asset Management Fundamentals and GIS
  • Distinguish work order system versus asset management
  • Discuss Data Sharing and Cybersecurity operations

Course Outline

Introduction to Geospatial Concepts

  • Introduction to GIS
  • Basic Concepts in Mapping
  • Projects and Coordinate Systems
  • Mapping Standards
  • CAD Background
  • Survey Standards: Grid versus Ground
  • Data Types
  • Data Collection Techniques
  • Publishing Data

Application Introduction for Water and Wastewater Systems

  • Challenges of Various Applications
  • Open-Source Applications
  • ESRI, AutoDesk and others
  • Data Collection
  • Scripting/Customization
  • Web GIS

Water and Wastewater System Asset Management Applications

  • Work Order vs Total Asset Management Systems
  • Field Data Collection Tools
    • ArcCollector
    • Customized
    • Built-in services
  • Database Introduction: Geodatabase File vs SDE


  • Online Data Store
  • Versioning and Multi-user Editing
  • Editing Published Data

Applying the Concepts to Water and Wastewater

  • Collection of Assets and Infrastructure
  • Tabular Information
  • Related Tables and Data
  • Basic Analytics and Concepts
  • Geometric Networks: Utility Network

Course Administration Details:


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected].  

Mob: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067.

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010 ,or mail [email protected]/[email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course

Send proof of payment to [email protected]/[email protected]

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