Digital Water ideas can also change the design activities of water distribution networks.
The optimal design of District Metering Areas is a relevant issue for leakage management and the design of virtual DMAs is the first step for the design of hydraulic DMAs involving the decision about closing valves or installing flow meters and/or pressure control valves at the design positions for vaults at boundary of the districts.

The digital water plugin allowing the optimal design of virtual DMAs. A population-based optimization strategy and the WDN-oriented modularity index tailored from complex network theory are used.




The DigitalWaterSegment_Viewer service allows viewing and editing of previously generated optimal segmentation solutions.