New Training Course Introduces GIS for Water, Wastewater and Storm Water Modeling

Nov. 30, 2006

MWH Soft, a global provider of environmental and water resources applications software, announced the latest addition to the company’s educational portfolio of comprehensive and IACET-certified training courses: GIS for Water and Sewer Systems Modeling.

The professionally developed course is designed to teach engineers how to apply cutting-edge GIS technologies to real-world modeling applications for water distribution, wastewater, and storm water systems. The course, led by seasoned geospatial network modelers and expert instructors and accredited by IACET, the International Association for Continuing Education and Training, includes a balanced mix of background principles and hands-on computer modeling.

The two-day course draws on best practice and MWH Soft’s practical experience in assessing and developing GIS-centric and GIS-enabled network modeling applications. Class time is divided among lectures, software demonstrations, and hands-on exercises. Attendees will find out about the various GIS network modeling applications, coordinate systems and spatial references, QA/QC of GIS data, spatial queries and advanced spatial analysis, management of views and hotlinks, integration with geodatabases, and creation of a multi-user editing environment.

Students will also learn about building a network model directly from GIS and review network topology, clean-up tools, classification schemes, and methods of presentation. The course will address both water and wastewater industry standards, and exercises are designed to explain and illustrate the principles and techniques discussed. At the conclusion of the course, participants will have complete understanding of the GIS skills needed to build water, wastewater and storm water network models and databases within a true GIS environment.

"In today’s engineering world, comprehensive knowledge of geospatial network modeling applications is hard to come by," said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D, president and COO of MWH Soft. "The modeling community is hungry for resources and effective educational programs on applying advanced GIS functionality to effectively build and validate rigorous hydraulic network models. The knowledge they seek is critical for planning, designing, maintaining, securing and operating highly efficient, cost-effective and reliable water, wastewater and storm water systems and ensuring regulatory compliance. Our new training course focuses on the fundamental skills and concepts behind successful use of GIS in network modeling applications.”

Source: MWH Soft