Digital Water ideas will change the future management of water distribution networks.
The digital model of the system is the twin of the real system because the topological and hydraulic features of advanced hydraulic modelling allow reproducing the actual behavior of water supply networks and the integration with the GIS allows georeferencing any hydraulic system component.
Therefore, the digital twin is the basis of digital services.
We are developing Digital Water plugins using WDNetXL features.
A relevant issue to be prepared to a pipe burst is the pipe criticality with respect to the entire system. The digital service allows to set a pipe to test the criticality and provides the average daily flow (assumed the burst size) and the picture of the pressure drop in the entire water distribution system. The advanced hydraulic modelling is performed using pressure-driven analysis.