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.
For planned or unplanned maintenance works, once the pipe to repair is set, the digital service provides the identification of the isolation valves to be closed, the disconnected pipes and users, the daily unsupplied water, etc. The advanced hydraulic modelling is performed using pressure-driven analysis and automatic topological changes.