David Totman

VP of Asset Management

David Totman, is the Vice President of Asset Management for Innovyze, providing strategic direction for infrastructure systems management across the entire Innovyze product line. He has been in the water industry for nearly 40 years and has applied geospatial technology to business process optimization, project analytics, and full life cycle infrastructure management for over 30 years.

Prior to Innovyze he was the Global Water Industry manager for Esri and served as the Asset Manager for Colorado Springs Utilities, one of the largest municipally owned four-service utilities in the USA. His state government service included water quality and water rights adjudications.

He is a member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). As an officer in the ASCE, he holds the title of Past-President of the Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI) as well as ASCE representative to the US TAG on TC-251 / ISO 55000. David is also an Academic Advisory Board Member to the University of California Riverside Extension Professional Studies in Design Thinking.

Selected conference presentations/moderations, blogs, podcasts, webinars, videos, publications, and deliverables by David Totman from 2012 to date:

Online Virtual Conferences:

2021, October - Autodesk University, GIS, BIM and Water: the perfect storm of natural and built infrastructure (524040)
2021, October - Autodesk University, Resilience and Innovation for Water Infrastructure
2021, September - Virtual Water Expo, Passing the Test: Fixing the Right Pipe at the Right Time
2021, September - VA AWWA WaterJAM 2021, The Synergy of GIS and Risk-Based Asset Planning
2021, September - 2021 AWWA WIC, Is Your Digital Twin Static, or Truly Dynamic?, Workshop PCW01 Demystifying Digital Twins
2021, June - Cityworks Conference Innovate - Empowering GIS Intelligence
2021, April/May - Water Asset Management Conference
2020, December - Session: VS1_26 - Sustainable Water Main Replacement Programs: A Tiered Criticality Approach – Developing A Rehabilitation Plan Using an Asset Performance and Risk Model, AWWA Water Quality and Infrastructure Virtual Summit
2020, August - What Data-Driven Water Utilities Know and Understand: Regulatory Compliance using Asset Management - Virtual Water Expo by Water Online
2020, August - ASCE UESI Pipelines Virtual Conference: Leveraging a Risk Based Decision Strategy for Pipeline Management at the City of Houston
2019, May - The Nexus of Water Loss & Asset Management: Economic Impact of Water Loss" Water Asset Management Conference Online by Water Finance & Management


2021, August - The Trick to Managing Vertical Assets
2021, July - Factors to Consider for Condition Assessment of Water and Sewer Systems
2021, May - How to Address Water Affordability and Equity with Asset Management
2021, March - Opportunity for Small Water Systems to Leap Frog in Digital Transformation (innovyze.com)
2021, April - Putting the Green in Asset Management
2021, February - Prioritizing a Digital Twin and an Asset Management Plan: A Discussion with David Totman
2021, February - The Forgotten Step of Criticality
2020, December - How Hard is it to Create an AMP?
2020, November – The Power of the Bathtub in Asset Management
2020, October – What's a Pipe?
2020, June - Upcoming Florida Legislation Expected to Push for Better Wastewater Asset Management


2021, July - What to Know About the Future of Asset Management
2021, January - Asset Leadership Network Th@4
2020, December – Podcast 8: What's in Store for Asset Management?
2020, April – Keeping the Water Flowing, ASCE Plot Points podcast with Ben Walpole
2019, October – The Skyrocketing Importance Of The Digital Twin, WaterTalk podcast interview with Todd Schnick and joined by Carol Browner, former USEPA Administrator


2021, November - NRWA: How Software Solutions and the Infrastructure Bill Intersect
2021, October - Innovyze Water Talk: How Software Solutions and the Infrastructure Bill Intersect
2021, October - ALN reStructuring America: Water & Wastewater Asset Leadership Board Panel review of White Paper on ISO 55000 and Water Treatment
2021, October - ALN reStructuring America: Advancing Equity with Infrastructure Asset Leadership Panel featuring the Honorable former Governor Martin O'Malley
2020, April - Sewer Infiltration to Asset Rehabilitation: An End-to-End Roadmap for Action
2020, March - Tying it all together in an Emergency Response Plan (ERP) for full AWIA compliance
2020, February - Asset Performance and Risk Modeling, generating an Asset Management Plan (AMP)
2020, January - Beyond addresses, using a GIS-centric Enterprise Asset Management system to accurately manage work for compliance
2020, January - Global Water Trends + Predictions
2019, November - Building a GIS-centric asset registry
2019, October - Introduction to AWIA and how to comply using Smart Technology
2019, April - InfoMaster to InfoAsset Planner - Everything You Wanted to Know and Then Some (innovyze.com)


2021, September - Lifting a Community, a Holistic Approach, Civil + Structural Engineer
2019, November - Ensuring Water Quality: A Report from the 2019 Aspen-Nicholas Forum, Contributing author to a Report from the 2019 Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum
2018, November - Reaching Watershed Scale Through Cooperation and Integration, Contributing author to a Report from the 2018 Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum
2017, November - The Future of Groundwater, Contributing author to a Report from the 2017 Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum
2017, September - Los GIS ayudan a optimizar la gestión de un recurso tan valioso y escaso como el agua, TechnoAqua
- Interview of David Totman by Rubén J. Vinagre García
2017, May - Internet of Water: Sharing and Integrating Water Data for Sustainability, Contributing author to a report from the Aspen Institute Dialogue Series on Water Data,
2016, October - What's Next for Lead?, Water Finance & Management:
- Interview of David Totman by Andrew Farr
2016, September - How to Optimize Utility Asset Management with GIS, Software Advice
- Interview of David Totman by Taylor Short
2016, August - Better Mapping Helps Federal, State, Local Governments Fight Zika, Government Technology
- Interview of David Totman by Ben Miller
2016, June - A Watershed Moment in Public Alerting, Informed Infrastructure
2016, June – 6 Maps Fighting the Buzz, Esri Insider blog
2016, May - GIS and the 5 Ws, Rural Water
2016, April - How GIS-Compatible is that CMMS Software?, AWWA CA-NV SOURCE, (Spring 2016, V30, N2)
2016, January - Optimize Asset Management with your GIS Mapping Software, Opflow, (January 2016, V42, N1)
2015, October - Asset Management - Identifying Relationships and Spot Patterns with GIS Mapping Software, AWWA CA-NV SOURCE, (Fall 2015, V29, N4)
2015, July - Big Data: Where Did All The Water Go?, Smart Data Collective
- Interview of David Totman by Shawn Gordon
2015, February - 3 Clicks to Public Works, Esri Insider blog
2014, July - Where in the World Does All this ESRI World Data Come from?, Smart Data Collective
- Interview of David Totman by Shawn Gordon
2014, January - Understanding the Difference between Consumer and GIS Mapping Applications, CE News
2013, November - Technology in Construction: The Three Gs of Digital Automation, Forester Daily News
- Interview of David Totman by Ed Ritchie
2013, April - Model predictions: GIS helps public works manage assets, American City & County
2012, October - Public Works and the Cloud, Esri Insider blog
2012, July - Public Works and the Cloud; Fact or Fiction?, Cityworks InPrint
2012, May - Static Web Maps vs. Dynamic Web GIS, Public Works

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