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Whole Life Digital Solutions for Water Infrastructure

Confidently plan, design, build, operate, and maintain smart and resilient water and wastewater systems.

Advance Digitally to Support Water System Modernization

Empower People to Do More with less

Get visibility to the right data, faster and with pinpoint accuracy. Let the system wade through the data so you can focus on what’s important. Situational context and insights for evidence-driven decisions that make your vital water infrastructure smarter and more resilient, so you can do more with less and better and confidently serve your stakeholders and help make the planet a better place to thrive.

Positive Impact on Water Scarcity

Water is life. Yet so many struggle for clean and affordable water or worry about the effect of droughts and the taps turning off. Plan and design smarter and more resilient water systems faster than ever before, and with complete transparency with all stakeholders. Then optimize the operation and maintenance with powerful AI, analytics, modeling, and simulation for fast and accurate answers when you need them.

Emergency Preparedness and Resilience

Now is the time to be prepared and have the right contingency plans in place. With real-time data capture and visualizations and smart modeling tools, you can now connect with essential systems that help mitigate the impacts of climate events and disasters. Understand, assess, and forecast flood risk of urban, river and coastal areas with powerful modelling techniques. Implement safety programs, remote condition monitoring and asset management for water resources, utilities and conveyance, dams, and levees.

Optimizing the Business of Water

From reducing non-revenue water losses to preventing service interruptions and optimizing pump efficiency toward net zero goals, lead your team through the digital transformation. Utilities and engineering consultants can modernize processes and practices in water, wastewater, and stormwater system planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance.

“Bentley software produced a digital twin model of the city’s water supply, wastewater, stormwater and bathing water systems, to forecast flooding and water quality issues, thereby improving city response and resilience.”

Pedro Vieira, IT and Innovation Director, Águas e Energia do Porto

  • Water
  • Water Distribution

    Understanding how water infrastructure behaves as a system is important. Easy-to-use decision support puts knowledge at your fingertips to plan for climate change, population growth, operational strategies, and contingency plans.

    Water System Planning and Design

    Utilities, governments, and engineering firms around the world trust Bentley’s hydraulic and hydrology software to create master plans, support land development projects, design distribution networks faster and with precision, and design and optimize water system expansions. Advanced interoperability, scenario management, and hydraulic simulation and model management are favorites for engineers managing infrastructure with high complexity in a changing environment.

    Capital Planning

    For risk-based pipe renewal decisions, you need proof that assets are highest risk and need to be prioritized for replacement. You need evidence that lower priority assets are safe and reliable. Make the best capital planning decisions by first assessing risk scenarios, and calculating likelihood and consequence of failure. Justify your decisions with the evidence based on current data so you can optimize plans and confidently communicate results with stakeholders.

    Water System Operational Monitoring

    Analyze, simulate, and predict current system conditions and performance. The digital twin of your distribution network and pumping stations helps you to reduce service interruptions, reduce non-revenue water losses, ensure regulatory compliance, and mitigate risks. Get control of your data to make better decisions faster within a connected data environment.

    FEATURED USER STORIES

    Aerial view of green vegetation and residential buildings

    Companhia Águas de Joinville (CAJ), Brazil

    Drought Contingency Plan

    Using the hydraulic model to simulate conditions of drought on 285 kilometers of network pipeline.

    water treatment plant

    Larson and Toubro, India

    Water Supply Scheme Surface Water Treatment

    L&T designed water supply system to provide safe drinking water to a rural population of over 14 million people across 388 villages.

    Water network illustration

    DC Water

    Improved Visibility

    A digital twin helps to reduce operational and capital expenditures and reduce non-revenue water loss with improved visibility of data and analytics.

    “DC Water is improving operational and financial resilience by implementing a water infrastructure digital twin.”

    – Alireza Parhami, P.E., Senior Hydraulic Modeling Lead, DC Water
  • Wastewater
  • Wastewater and Stormwater Collection

    Healthy communities, safe and efficient sanitation, reduced energy use, and net-zero carbon emissions. Our stormwater systems are designed to handle intense rainfall and severe weather conditions. Today’s thinking is supported by leading software.

    Wastewater and Stormwater System Planning and Design

    Reduce risks and comply with regulations. Plan, analyze, and design – in 2D or 3D- wastewater and combined sewer systems with hydraulic and hydrology engineering at its best. Get comprehensive scenario and model management, and optimized calibration. Improve capacity and limit sewer overflows. Analyze complex stormwater systems and model effects of rainfall, runoff, gravity, pressure, inlet capture and bypass, ponds, outlet structures, open channels, and culverts. Anything that impacts the sewer system can impact the health of your community. Don’t settle for anything less than the best.

    Smart Sewer System Operations and Maintenance

    Get the complete picture to make fast and accurate decisions. Integrate plant, lift station and hydraulic models, engineering and geospatial data with real-time SCADA. With more instrumentation and IoT sensors, you need to transform your business to operate intelligently and maintain the essential wastewater services of your community. It’s time to create a digital twin of your wastewater and stormwater infrastructure. We can help.

    Flood Risk Assessment and Mitigation

    Simulate flooding in areas due to storm surge, excessive rainfall, infiltration, surface runoff, channel flow, and groundwater flow. Mitigate flood risks in urban, river and coastal areas. Calculate river flow, as well as the extent of flooding, and estimate the flood hazard. Used by the best and now, it’s your turn. 

    FEATURED USER STORIES

    view from water of Porto, Portugal

    Agua e Energia do Porto

    Smart Water and Wastewater Platform, Porto Portugal

    AEdP retained a consortium of vendors that included Bentley Systems to develop a sustainable and integrated method to manage the water cycle, forecast flood risks and water quality issues, and improve decision-making and system resilience.

    Pune India stormwater plans

    Primove Infrastructure Development Consultants

    Stormwater Masterplan for 11 villages, Pune, India

    When faced with coordination and site challenges, Primove realized they need a digital context to manage the large scope of work and determine an optimal network design.

    AEGEA's Sewerage Network Expansion in Lakes Region

    AEGEA

    Prolagos Sewerage Master Plan, Brazil

    Using Bentley software, designers built an accurate view of the entire sewerage system and can compare an unlimited number of what-if scenarios for faster, more informed decision making.

    “Water distribution and wastewater collection systems may not be top of mind for the average person, but they are critical infrastructure for increased urbanization and improved healthy living. According to extensive market research by ARC Advisory Group, Bentley Systems is the global leader for engineering design software for these systems.”

    – Ralph Rio, Vice President, Enterprise Software, ARC Advisory Group, June 2022

  • Treatment Plants
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants

    Deliver minimal (to zero) energy footprint, zero emissions, 100% water recycling (zero water usage). Today’s best-in-class treatment facilities are at the forefront of environmental impact design.

    Interdisciplinary Planning, Design, and Project Delivery

    Reduce the time and cost required to design your next water or wastewater treatment plant, leveraging collaborative design and BIM. Increase speed and flexibility with an environment that supports project teams working together online or independently offline. Get a 3D design for piping, HVAC, and mechanical and electrical equipment, with automatic clash detection, version comparison, and issue resolution.

    Operational Intelligence

    For improved plant performance, energy efficiency, chemical management, and risk analysis, today, you need operational intelligence. Connect your physical assets to the virtual ones to achieve better operations decisions with advanced analytics, machine learning, simulation, and modeling. Deliver the highest possible performance at the lowest cost.

    Visual Asset Performance Management

    With a digital twin of your plant, coupled with risk-based reliability and integrity management strategies, you have asset intelligence at your fingertips for improved decision-making. The digital twin of your plant and pumping stations will help you provide safe, reliable, compliant, risk-free, and cost-efficient operation.

    FEATURED USER STORIES

    CISM wastewater treatment plant

    Cism Consulting

    Cachoeira Sewage Treatment Plant, Holambra, São Paulo, Brazil

    To expand and improve Holambra’s sanitary sewage system, Cism used a real-time solution from Bentley that could integrate 3D models created by each discipline and provide BIM workflows.

    F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center

    Jacobs

    F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center, Gwinnet County, Georgia

    To increase the existing flow and treatment capacity, engineers were tasked with designing the complex retrofit project and faced challenges coordinating a remote team, compounded by the limited functionality of existing outdated as-built models.

    Brown and Caldwell water treatment plant

    Brown and Caldwell

    Implementing Digital Twins on a Fully Collaborative Project

    Engineers faced challenges integrating many disparate design tools, as well as maintaining data application from design through construction, operations, and maintenance.

    “Bentley Systems has built several industry-specific reliability software solutions that combine Bentley’s design engineering and asset performance expertise and capabilities to improve maintenance operations and planning across the entire asset lifecycle. This industry focus has helped the company become a leading supplier of reliability software in many major industries including electric power T&D, mining, and water and wastewater,”

    – Interpreet Shoker, Senior Analyst, ARC Advisory Group

  • Dams
  • Dams

    Keeping dams safe means protecting society and the environment. Identify early signs of changing behaviors that can compromise structural integrity. Monitor ground, channel, and surface water flows, and detect structural anomalies prior to impact on performance. All this reduces risks and increases safety.

    Dam Safety Monitoring

    Unplanned rainfall events can wreak havoc with water resource and utility operations, leaving agencies vulnerable to water supply disruption or worse. Dam safety management programs provide state-of-the-art IoT monitoring and operational intelligence for real-time insights and risk mitigation.

    Dam Structures Planning and Design

    Today’s complex dam infrastructure requires interdisciplinary collaboration amongst engineering teams across the entire project lifecycle. This integration and information management is enabled through building information modeling (BIM). And visualization helps engineers to explore design alternatives with ease.

    Finite Element Analysis

    Stress analysis needed to assure that dam infrastructures are safe under all conditions can be done more accurately and quicker with finite element analysis programs. Engineers use it to perform comprehensive safety and performance studies where reliability and resilience are critical. Simulate complete behavior of structures to create confidence in designs that are much safer and more cost-effective than those merely analyzed to meet prescribed code standards.

    FEATURED USER STORIES

    Diablo dam reality modeling image

    HDR

    Diablo Dam Digital Twin Modeling

    The 2017 overtopping of the dam in Oroville, California resulted in the evacuation of more than 180,000 people.

    Design of pumping station

    Underground Pumping Station

    Water Supply to 1.5 Million Residents

    By using Bentley’s collaborative 3D modeling applications, they reduced design errors by 95% and saved CNY 10 million.

    AEGEA's Sewerage Network Expansion in Lakes Region

    AEGEA

    Prolagos Sewerage Master Plan, Brazil

    Using Bentley software, designers built an accurate view of the entire sewerage system and can compare an unlimited number of what-if scenarios for faster, more informed decision making.

    “What’s inspiring to me is that the digital twin provides more access to high-fidelity imagery and data. The dam is safer, and the ability to get data is safe and efficient.”

    – Carlos Femmer, Associate Vice President/Data Acquisition Cross Sector Director, HDR

Water Distribution

Understanding how water infrastructure behaves as a system is important. Easy-to-use decision support puts knowledge at your fingertips to plan for climate change, population growth, operational strategies, and contingency plans.

Water System Planning and Design

Utilities, governments, and engineering firms around the world trust Bentley’s hydraulic and hydrology software to create master plans, support land development projects, design distribution networks faster and with precision, and design and optimize water system expansions. Advanced interoperability, scenario management, and hydraulic simulation and model management are favorites for engineers managing infrastructure with high complexity in a changing environment.

Capital Planning

For risk-based pipe renewal decisions, you need proof that assets are highest risk and need to be prioritized for replacement. You need evidence that lower priority assets are safe and reliable. Make the best capital planning decisions by first assessing risk scenarios, and calculating likelihood and consequence of failure. Justify your decisions with the evidence based on current data so you can optimize plans and confidently communicate results with stakeholders.

Water System Operational Monitoring

Analyze, simulate, and predict current system conditions and performance. The digital twin of your distribution network and pumping stations helps you to reduce service interruptions, reduce non-revenue water losses, ensure regulatory compliance, and mitigate risks. Get control of your data to make better decisions faster within a connected data environment.

FEATURED USER STORIES

Aerial view of green vegetation and residential buildings

Companhia Águas de Joinville (CAJ), Brazil

Drought Contingency Plan

Using the hydraulic model to simulate conditions of drought on 285 kilometers of network pipeline.

water treatment plant

Larson and Toubro, India

Water Supply Scheme Surface Water Treatment

L&T designed water supply system to provide safe drinking water to a rural population of over 14 million people across 388 villages.

Water network illustration

DC Water

Improved Visibility

A digital twin helps to reduce operational and capital expenditures and reduce non-revenue water loss with improved visibility of data and analytics.

“DC Water is improving operational and financial resilience by implementing a water infrastructure digital twin.”

– Alireza Parhami, P.E., Senior Hydraulic Modeling Lead, DC Water

Wastewater and Stormwater Collection

Healthy communities, safe and efficient sanitation, reduced energy use, and net-zero carbon emissions. Our stormwater systems are designed to handle intense rainfall and severe weather conditions. Today’s thinking is supported by leading software.

Wastewater and Stormwater System Planning and Design

Reduce risks and comply with regulations. Plan, analyze, and design – in 2D or 3D- wastewater and combined sewer systems with hydraulic and hydrology engineering at its best. Get comprehensive scenario and model management, and optimized calibration. Improve capacity and limit sewer overflows. Analyze complex stormwater systems and model effects of rainfall, runoff, gravity, pressure, inlet capture and bypass, ponds, outlet structures, open channels, and culverts. Anything that impacts the sewer system can impact the health of your community. Don’t settle for anything less than the best.

Smart Sewer System Operations and Maintenance

Get the complete picture to make fast and accurate decisions. Integrate plant, lift station and hydraulic models, engineering and geospatial data with real-time SCADA. With more instrumentation and IoT sensors, you need to transform your business to operate intelligently and maintain the essential wastewater services of your community. It’s time to create a digital twin of your wastewater and stormwater infrastructure. We can help.

Flood Risk Assessment and Mitigation

Simulate flooding in areas due to storm surge, excessive rainfall, infiltration, surface runoff, channel flow, and groundwater flow. Mitigate flood risks in urban, river and coastal areas. Calculate river flow, as well as the extent of flooding, and estimate the flood hazard. Used by the best and now, it’s your turn. 

FEATURED USER STORIES

view from water of Porto, Portugal

Agua e Energia do Porto

Smart Water and Wastewater Platform, Porto Portugal

AEdP retained a consortium of vendors that included Bentley Systems to develop a sustainable and integrated method to manage the water cycle, forecast flood risks and water quality issues, and improve decision-making and system resilience.

Pune India stormwater plans

Primove Infrastructure Development Consultants

Stormwater Masterplan for 11 villages, Pune, India

When faced with coordination and site challenges, Primove realized they need a digital context to manage the large scope of work and determine an optimal network design.

AEGEA's Sewerage Network Expansion in Lakes Region

AEGEA

Prolagos Sewerage Master Plan, Brazil

Using Bentley software, designers built an accurate view of the entire sewerage system and can compare an unlimited number of what-if scenarios for faster, more informed decision making.

“Water distribution and wastewater collection systems may not be top of mind for the average person, but they are critical infrastructure for increased urbanization and improved healthy living. According to extensive market research by ARC Advisory Group, Bentley Systems is the global leader for engineering design software for these systems.”

– Ralph Rio, Vice President, Enterprise Software, ARC Advisory Group, June 2022

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants

Deliver minimal (to zero) energy footprint, zero emissions, 100% water recycling (zero water usage). Today’s best-in-class treatment facilities are at the forefront of environmental impact design.

Interdisciplinary Planning, Design, and Project Delivery

Reduce the time and cost required to design your next water or wastewater treatment plant, leveraging collaborative design and BIM. Increase speed and flexibility with an environment that supports project teams working together online or independently offline. Get a 3D design for piping, HVAC, and mechanical and electrical equipment, with automatic clash detection, version comparison, and issue resolution.

Operational Intelligence

For improved plant performance, energy efficiency, chemical management, and risk analysis, today, you need operational intelligence. Connect your physical assets to the virtual ones to achieve better operations decisions with advanced analytics, machine learning, simulation, and modeling. Deliver the highest possible performance at the lowest cost.

Visual Asset Performance Management

With a digital twin of your plant, coupled with risk-based reliability and integrity management strategies, you have asset intelligence at your fingertips for improved decision-making. The digital twin of your plant and pumping stations will help you provide safe, reliable, compliant, risk-free, and cost-efficient operation.

FEATURED USER STORIES

CISM wastewater treatment plant

Cism Consulting

Cachoeira Sewage Treatment Plant, Holambra, São Paulo, Brazil

To expand and improve Holambra’s sanitary sewage system, Cism used a real-time solution from Bentley that could integrate 3D models created by each discipline and provide BIM workflows.

F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center

Jacobs

F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center, Gwinnet County, Georgia

To increase the existing flow and treatment capacity, engineers were tasked with designing the complex retrofit project and faced challenges coordinating a remote team, compounded by the limited functionality of existing outdated as-built models.

Brown and Caldwell water treatment plant

Brown and Caldwell

Implementing Digital Twins on a Fully Collaborative Project

Engineers faced challenges integrating many disparate design tools, as well as maintaining data application from design through construction, operations, and maintenance.

“Bentley Systems has built several industry-specific reliability software solutions that combine Bentley’s design engineering and asset performance expertise and capabilities to improve maintenance operations and planning across the entire asset lifecycle. This industry focus has helped the company become a leading supplier of reliability software in many major industries including electric power T&D, mining, and water and wastewater,”

– Interpreet Shoker, Senior Analyst, ARC Advisory Group

Dams

Keeping dams safe means protecting society and the environment. Identify early signs of changing behaviors that can compromise structural integrity. Monitor ground, channel, and surface water flows, and detect structural anomalies prior to impact on performance. All this reduces risks and increases safety.

Dam Safety Monitoring

Unplanned rainfall events can wreak havoc with water resource and utility operations, leaving agencies vulnerable to water supply disruption or worse. Dam safety management programs provide state-of-the-art IoT monitoring and operational intelligence for real-time insights and risk mitigation.

Dam Structures Planning and Design

Today’s complex dam infrastructure requires interdisciplinary collaboration amongst engineering teams across the entire project lifecycle. This integration and information management is enabled through building information modeling (BIM). And visualization helps engineers to explore design alternatives with ease.

Finite Element Analysis

Stress analysis needed to assure that dam infrastructures are safe under all conditions can be done more accurately and quicker with finite element analysis programs. Engineers use it to perform comprehensive safety and performance studies where reliability and resilience are critical. Simulate complete behavior of structures to create confidence in designs that are much safer and more cost-effective than those merely analyzed to meet prescribed code standards.

FEATURED USER STORIES

Diablo dam reality modeling image

HDR

Diablo Dam Digital Twin Modeling

The 2017 overtopping of the dam in Oroville, California resulted in the evacuation of more than 180,000 people.

Design of pumping station

Underground Pumping Station

Water Supply to 1.5 Million Residents

By using Bentley’s collaborative 3D modeling applications, they reduced design errors by 95% and saved CNY 10 million.

AEGEA's Sewerage Network Expansion in Lakes Region

AEGEA

Prolagos Sewerage Master Plan, Brazil

Using Bentley software, designers built an accurate view of the entire sewerage system and can compare an unlimited number of what-if scenarios for faster, more informed decision making.

“What’s inspiring to me is that the digital twin provides more access to high-fidelity imagery and data. The dam is safer, and the ability to get data is safe and efficient.”

– Carlos Femmer, Associate Vice President/Data Acquisition Cross Sector Director, HDR

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