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.
Planning pipe rehabilitation is the most relevant asset management task for water companies. They are a very expensive works aiming at reducing leakages and/or renewing the most critical pipes for service. The digital service supports such task by selecting the pipes to be replaced. It provides a prior assessment and the expected outcomes of the rehabilitation plan defined by the user. It also allows loading an optimal plan generated by WDNetXL Design Module. The advanced hydraulic modelling is performed using pressure-driven analysis and leakage modelling at pipe level.