Isomorphic analysis within commons infrastructure systems for commonality and optimization

Keith H. Horbatuck, Mario G. Beruvides

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Infrastructure systems exist today that are non-adaptive, and in a continually changing environment, has led to breakdowns, high maintenance costs, and resulted in sub-optimal system operation. Sustainment practices of water infrastructures tend to be reactive; planned sustainment practices over continued maintenance would help lead to better support of aged systems. The implementation of proactive management coupled with reactive management and sustainment practices, help organizations plan and fund for system improvements to minimize breakdowns and down-time. Sustainment opportunities for logistics functional support have been successful using improved Information Technology (IT) systems as their backbone. An in-depth comparison within infrastructures presents potential approach similarities for optimization and this isomorphic analysis leads to enhancements, commonality, and robust infrastructure that is sustainable. Combining Water Resource Management (WRM) and IT systems, allows for better diagnostics and preventative maintenance to optimize the system. This paper evaluates infrastructure commonality among systems across industries, looking at isomorphologies that when implemented, lead to an efficient and resilient WRM system. This integration and planning used in other industries can be carried into current WRM systems for enhancement and improvement, further supporting forward-thinking collaboration and optimization within resource management, and supports proper total ownership cost management of both systems & infrastructure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIISE Annual Conference and Expo 2019
PublisherInstitute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, IISE
ISBN (Electronic)9781713814092
StatePublished - 2019
Event2019 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and Expo, IISE 2019 - Orlando, United States
Duration: May 18 2019May 21 2019

Publication series

NameIISE Annual Conference and Expo 2019


Conference2019 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and Expo, IISE 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Infrastructures Systems
  • Isomorphology
  • Sustainment
  • Water Resource Management


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