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GIS aids wastewater management in Oman


OWSC is implementing GIS to manage the wastewater assets in Muscat. This implementation will be one of the major milestones of OWSC’s overall information system framework. GIS will assist OWSC to address the requirement of integrated approach to manage wastewater assets more efficiently and effectively and thus in turn serve the needs to Muscat community. For successful implementation of this technology, comprehensive master plan is being prepared for which multinational company Rolta has been appointed. The teams of consultants from Rolta along with OWSC staff are working towards implementation of this technology by the end of 2005. The spatial data available with these departments can be integrated with assets management system which can be effectively used for waste water network management, planning and to satisfy the needs of OWSC customers by providing value-added services in a very short period of time.