Innovyze and Las Vegas Valley Water District Collaborators Win AWWA Best Paper Award
Broomfield, Colo., March 17, 2015 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that Innovyze President Dr. Paul Boulos will be presented with the Best Paper Award for the Engineering and Construction Division of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) at the ACE 2015 World Water Event in Anaheim, California, June 8-10.
Dr. Boulos wrote the award-winning paper with Innovyze Vice President J. Erick Heath, P.E., together with Laura Jacobsen, P.E. and Sri Kamojjala, P.E. of the Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD), Nevada. He will receive the award during the special TEC Plenary Session at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Titled “Real-Time Modeling of Water Distribution Systems: A Case Study,” the paper outlines online real-time network model development and application of operational modeling at the Las Vegas Valley Water District. The main objectives in implementing the system were to reduce water age and enhance water quality, decrease operational cost by developing improved daily operating plans and pump control rules, address planned and emergency outages, and diagnose and resolve field issues. The paper concludes that real-time modeling capabilities greatly enhance the ability of water utilities to effectively manage, operate and maintain their distribution systems, and deliver an adequate level of service to their customers. Using real-time network modeling, it notes, water utilities worldwide can progress from purely reactive to more proactive network management.
“We are deeply humbled and honored to be selected for this distinguished award, particularly since the goal of this paper was to draw attention to a critical issue,” said Boulos. “Water utilities worldwide face increasing challenges to preserve the hydraulic and water quality integrity of their water distribution networks. Real-time network modeling can significantly help these utilities drive efficiency gains and become more proactive in the operation and management of their water systems. It can also help them achieve regulatory compliance, provide enhanced security and aid in the decision making processes for both network integrity assessment and financial planning. The advanced technology we discuss can create a compelling advantage for water utilities worldwide, making it easier for them to operate, manage and sustain high-performing, highly efficient water systems — imperative in today’s economy. LVVWD is a superb example of the forward-thinking utilities that are leveraging and benefiting from this approach.”
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About ACE15 Uniting the World of Water Event
AWWA is the world’s largest water utility organization, and ACE15, June 7-10, 2015, is expected to draw more than 12,000 global water professionals and more than 450 exhibitors to address major water sector issues. It will feature 105 unique sessions with more than 1,000 expert presenters covering timely topics such as “Big Data” management, potable reuse, emergency preparedness, emerging contaminants, infrastructure replacement and renewal, innovation and adaptation, integrated asset management, public-private partnerships, sustainable infrastructure, urban water management and water shortage/droughts. For more information on the conference and registration, visit http://www.awwa.org/ace15.
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water and wastewater utilities, government agencies, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasia and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success. For more information, call Innovyze at +1 626-568-6868, or visit www.innovyze.com.