MWH soft launches technical webinar series


MWH Soft debuts a technical webinar series. The eight-week event begins on 16th July 2010 and continues into September. The event is open to utilities and their consultants, and registration is free of charge.

'Our customers are continuously looking for cost-effective ways to grow their knowledge bases and learn about emerging technologies,' said J. Erick Heath, P.E., MWH Soft Vice President and Director of Americas Operations. 'Each of these webinars will be led by a technical engineering expert and will cover a wide range of key wet infrastructure topics from capital planning and carbon footprint analysis to stormwater modeling and advanced water quality and multi-species modeling techniques. We look forward to setting attendance records with these unique offerings.'

Webinar Schedule
Risk-based Prioritization of Water Main Replacement featuring CapPlan Water: Friday, July 16, 2010
As the rapid deterioration of underground infrastructures progresses, many utilities are struggling to develop a rehabilitation and replacement program that addresses the most critical pipes in the system. Many capital improvement programs spend millions of dollars annually on projects that do little to lower total system risk. You'll see how one off-the-shelf software package, CapPlan Water, allows utilities to use GIS, hydraulic modeling, and other enterprise data to analyze the likelihood and consequence of pipe failure in a water network - and use this information to devise risk-based capital plans.

Modeling Two-Dimensional Overland Flow with InfoWorks 2D and InfoSWMM 2D: Thursday, July 22, 2010
Two-dimensional (2D) simulation is better suited than one-dimensional simulation (1D) for modeling flows through complex geometries. These include urban streets and buildings, road intersections and other transport infrastructure, and open ground, where either the source or direction of flow is problematic to assume. In this seminar, you'll learn how to use MWH Soft tools to perform a 2D overland flow analysis.

Comprehensive and Dynamic Stormwater Modeling with InfoWorks SD: Thursday, July 29, 2010
Modeling rainfall infiltration and inflow accurately requires the ability to model stormwater flows through a complex environment with a diversity of underground and overland structures and paths. Learn how InfoWorks SD performs event-based or continuous simulations of open channels, closed conduits, and other frequently encountered stormwater hydraulic structures, facilitating fast and easy engineering analysis.

Modeling the Integrated Collection System from Rivers to Pipes with InfoWorks ICM: Thursday, August 5, 2010
Explore InfoWorks ICM, the first software in the world to successfully combine advanced 1D and 2D modeling capabilities in a single simulation engine. It fully integrates 1D simulation of flows in rivers, open channels manholes, inlets, natural and man-made channels and pipe networks with 2D simulation of surface flooding in the urban environment and river floodplain. The resulting model contains common hydrology and can include both catchment and floodplain data.

Completing Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Studies in Record Time with InfoNet: Thursday, August 12, 2010
Managing the data is often the greatest challenge in a comprehensive sanitary sewer evaluation study. Learn how InfoNet makes it easier with out-of-the-box data support, validation, and analysis for wastewater networks and all related events and surveys (CCTV, manhole inspections, smoke testing, pipe cleaning, blockage reports, etc.).

Using Hydraulic Models for Energy Management and Carbon Footprint Reduction: Thursday, August 19, 2010
InfoWater Sustainability and Scheduler give water utilities invaluable energy efficiency management capabilities to reduce both power costs and carbon footprint. A large percentage of energy input to a water distribution system is lost through three key areas: pipe friction (and minor losses at bends and fittings); control valves (e.g., pressure reducing and sustaining valves, flow control valves); and the customer tap failing to maintain a minimum level of pressure. By auditing these losses throughout a system, Sustainability helps engineers design a 'greener' wet infrastructure. Scheduler optimizes pump schedules against both hydraulic and energy cost constraints.

Designing a Unidirectional Flushing Program in Record time with InfoWater UDF: Thursday, August 26, 2010
Unidirectional flushing (UDF) is the most effective way of cleaning water mains and maintaining water quality and system capacity. It also requires the least amount of water of any cleaning method. Valves are closed and hydrants opened to create a one-way flow that accelerates the speed of water in the mains, maximizing shear velocity near the pipe wall and producing a scouring action that effectively removes sediment deposits and biofilm. Learn how the automated design tools in InfoWater UDF, allow engineers to create these flushing sequences in record time.
Modeling Multiple Water Sources using InfoWater MSX: Thursday, September 2, 2010
InfoWater MSX gives users the unprecedented ability to accurately model multiple interacting contaminants (using water quality components rather than contaminants) as well as sediment deposition and re-suspension in drinking water distribution systems. Users can model very complex reaction schemes between multiple chemical and biological species in the water distribution piping system, both in the bulk flow and at the pipe wall. This gives them the flexibility to accurately model multi-source, multi-quality systems and a wide range of important chemical reactions.

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