Smart water technology to help Hawaii water utility optimize distribution system

Sponsored by

BROOMFIELD, CO, Jan. 15, 2013 -- Innovyze, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced that the Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS) has selected InfoWater to optimize O‘ahu’s municipal water resources and distribution system.

The BWS is the largest municipal water utility in the state of Hawai‘i and provides safe and dependable water service to over a million residents of O‘ahu. The utility manages an intricate system of 94 active potable water sources, 170 reservoirs, and nearly 2,100 miles of pipeline to deliver approximately 150 million gallons of water a day to nearly every community on the island.

“We needed a cost-effective solution that could address all areas of our utility’s operations and infrastructure,” said Ellen Hirayama, P.E., BWS Deputy Manager and Chief Engineer. “InfoWater not only enables us to better manage our vast hydraulic network, but also helps us ensure that we maintain the highest level of water quality and service to our many customers.”

The innovative InfoWater network modeling technology addresses every aspect of water distribution system management, optimization and protection -- delivering the highest rate of return in the industry. Built atop ArcGIS (Esri, Redlands, CA) and drawing on the most advanced numerical computation and object-component geospatial technologies, it effortlessly reads GIS datasets and other vital utility systems; corrects network topology problems and data flaws; extracts pertinent modeling information; and automatically constructs, skeletonizes, loads, calibrates and generates optimized solutions with astounding speed. The result is performance modeling that sets new levels of scalability, reliability, functionality and flexibility within the powerful ArcGIS environment.

InfoWater makes this information available to support real-time operations decisions and business processes throughout the enterprise, allowing various departments to work together in deciding on the best actions and decisions. Using these advanced tools, utilities can easily simulate and evaluate various conditions, pinpoint system deficiencies, and determine the most cost-effective improvements to achieve optimum performance, ensure regulatory compliance, and meet new security challenges.

“Innovyze world-class software empowers water utilities to efficiently and cost-effectively manage and maintain their unique water systems,” said J. Erick Heath, P.E., Innovyze Vice President and Americas Business Director. “We are so pleased that InfoWater is the software solution for the BWS and are committed to assisting them in meeting the needs of the people of O‘ahu.”

###

About Innovyze

Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and professional solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water/wastewater utilities, government industries, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasia and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success. For more information, call Innovyze at +1 626-568-6868, or visit http://www.innovyze.com/.

Sponsored by

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Research reveals dramatic growth of global hydropower expected this decade

Based on new statistics, an unprecedented boom in global hydropower dam construction is underway, primarily in developing countries and emerging economies.

DOD, NIH awards Cambrian prestigious contracts to further develop advanced biotechnologies

Cambrian Innovation recently won a prestigious contract from the Department of Defense and another two from the National Institutes of Health to further develop biotechnologies to dramatically improve water treatment, testing and remediation.

MWH Global promotes nearly a dozen employees to VP positions

MWH Global has officially announced the promotion of three employees to senior vice president and eight others to vice president. The promotions were confirmed by the MWH board of directors at its August board meeting.

Online Zeta Potential Measurement Provides Water Treatment Control, Cost Reduction

Online zeta potential measurements can provide real-time water quality monitoring and support effective process control under all circumstances. The value of online measurement is illustrated through the experiences of Aurora Water, which is using zeta potential at one facility as both an offline and online tool for monitoring and controlling water treatment processes.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA