GIS wastewater facilities book features chapter by PlanGraphics' Havan

Marina Havan, an executive consultant with PlanGraphics Inc., is the author of a chapter in the new book GIS Implementation for Water & Wastewater Treatment Facilities, published by the Water Environment Federation...

FRANKFORT, KY, Nov. 4, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Marina Havan, an executive consultant with PlanGraphics Inc., is the author of a chapter in the new book GIS Implementation for Water & Wastewater Treatment Facilities, published by the Water Environment Federation.

Havan wrote a chapter on change management.

"The book was designed to deal with GIS implementation from soup to nuts," she said. "Working closely with clients, more often than not the challenge of implementing GIS and other systems is dealing with the organizational and business process changes that are required to leverage new systems."

Havan has been a consultant with PlanGraphics since 1994; her chapter draws on her experience managing GIS implementation in a number of utility projects.

The book is available from the WEF's website, www.wef.org. WEF is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization, founded in 1928, that focuses on the preservation and enhancement of the global water environment.

Based in Frankfort, Ky., and with offices in Maryland, Colorado and New York, PlanGraphics (www.plangraphics.com), was founded in 1979. It's a full life-cycle systems integration and implementation firm providing a broad range of services in the design and implementation of information technology in the public and commercial sectors. Its experience with spatial information systems and e-services capabilities provides a critical discriminator among other IT consulting and integration firms.

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