Italian professor to headline Bentley Water Modeling Seminar in Bologna

Bentley Systems Inc. announced that professor Ezio Todini, Ph.D., University of Bologna, will be the featured guest speaker at its upcoming seminar on modern water modeling techniques to reduce water losses. The seminar takes place Nov. 22, 2006 at the Institute of Bologna Academy of Sciences in Bologna, Italy. Dr. Todini will discuss designing and rehabilitating water distribution networks to reduce pipe flow losses from leakage...

Nov 10th, 2006

University of Bologna's Prof. Ezio Todini, a world renowned expert on the topic, will highlight latest modeling techniques to reduce water losses Nov. 22 at Institute of Bologna Academy of Sciences.

EXTON, PA, Nov. 10, 2006 -- Bentley Systems Inc. announced that professor Ezio Todini, Ph.D., University of Bologna, will be the featured guest speaker at its upcoming seminar on modern water modeling techniques to reduce water losses. The seminar takes place Nov. 22, 2006 at the Institute of Bologna Academy of Sciences in Bologna, Italy.

Dr. Todini will discuss designing and rehabilitating water distribution networks to reduce pipe flow losses from leakage. "Leakage rates are over 40 percent in Italy, and they are even higher in other countries," explains Dr. Todini. "To reduce these losses, it is critical that water distribution professionals learn how to efficiently design new networks and rehabilitate existing networks."

Dr. Todini has been chair of Hydrology at the University of Bologna since 1980. His research activities, documented by more than 190 articles, focus on both the theory and practical application of water modeling. In 1978, he invented an algorithm for the analysis of looped water distribution networks. The algorithm is now the basis of most modern water distribution modeling systems, including Bentley's WaterCAD and WaterGEMS products.

Other presentations at the seminar will include:
-- A real-world look at integrated modeling to detect and quantify water losses
-- Locating and reducing water losses using WaterCAD V8 XM Edition and WaterGEMS V8 XM Edition from Bentley's Haestad Methods Solution Center
-- The importance of working with interoperable solutions
-- The features and benefits of other Bentley water resource modeling solutions, including HAMMER, SewerCAD, and SewerGEMS

To view the agenda and register for the seminar, visit http://www.bentley.com/en-US/Community/Industry+Events/Water+Seminar.htm.

The Institute of Bologna Academy of Sciences is one of the most famous scientific societies in Europe. Every year, roughly 1500 academics participate in the Academy's seminars, which are organized in close cooperation with the University of Bologna. The seminars are designed to satisfy the academic community's need for scientific updates. For more information, visit www.unibo.it/Portale/default.htm.

Bentley Systems Inc. provides software for the lifecycle of the world's infrastructure. The company's comprehensive portfolio for the building, plant, civil, and geospatial verticals spans architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and operations. With 2005 revenues of $336 million and more than 2000 colleagues around the world, Bentley is the leading provider of AEC software to the Engineering News-Record Top 500 Design Firms and major owner-operators and was named the world's No. 2 provider of GIS/geospatial software solutions in a recent Daratech research study.

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