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Podcast: Technology Adoption of Water Utilities

Parul Dubey on September 2, 2021 - in Articles, Interview, Multimedia, Podcasts, Videos, Water


Hydraulic modeling is not new to the water industry; however, recent industry influences have resulted in utilities expanding use of modeling software:

  • COVID has changed the game for many industries and their workforce, and this has had an impact on water utilities and the experts who serve them.
  • Water utilities are able to use software to operate smarter, in terms of both saving operational time and expense as well as preparing for anomalies and emergencies.
  • The “brain drain” of retiring workforce can result in lost expertise about how the water system responds to operational stresses and where vulnerabilities exist.
  • You do not have to be an expert in hydraulic modeling to gain value from a hydraulic model.

In this podcast, Todd Danielson, the editorial director for Informed Infrastructure, interviews Joel Johnson, Manager of Engineering for Water, Wastewater and Stormwater for Bentley Systems; and Angela Suarez, Product Consultant for the OpenFlows product line at Bentley Systems.

Listen now at the audio player at the top of this page.

Check out these links for additional information:

Learn more about OpenFlows WaterGEMS, Bentley’s water distribution design and analysis software.

Learn more about Utilities WorkSuite

Get a free copy of Bentley’s new eBook: Unlock Hidden Savings – A Guide for Growing Water Utilities

In addition, you can receive a 40% discount on Bentley’s two most popular OpenFlows products if bought together: OpenFlows WaterGEMS to analyze, design, and optimize your water distribution systems; and OpenFlows SewerGEMS to plan, design, maintain, and operate sanitary and combined sewer systems. Learn more about Utilities WorkSuite


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