The effects of implementing digital solutions to reduce water supply interruptions in Porto, Portugal and drought management in one of the cities in Brazil were presented in articles prepared by the BBC. Distribution is based on Bentley software. The films will be presented at the International Water Association’s World Water Congress in Copenhagen, held from 11 to 15 September.
Two short articles prepared for Bentley show how digital advances are affecting engineering and operations to ensure water availability.
Águas e Energia do Porto – the first document presents the water and sewage plant of Águas e Energia do Porto in Porto, a city shaped like water. Its residents rely on the safe and reliable services provided by this company. With thousands of sensors installed along waterways across the city, data is sent to a digital twin platform for analysis and decision making. After the implementation of this technology, the disruption of water supply in the city decreased by 42%. This figure is an excellent figure and shows continuous improvement since Porto implemented its digital twin just two years ago. The video explains how this was achieved.
Companhia Águas de Joinville (CAJ) – The second video shows the company Companhia Águas de Joinville (CAJ) in Joinville, Brazil. It is a city that suffers from seasonal drought. The worst period of these is currently taking place, not recorded in 30 years. The associated water scarcity has a significant impact on the lives of local communities, as access to this resource brings a dignified existence. A hydraulic model implemented by a digital twin helps to evaluate the performance of the system, as well as its possible effects after the introduction of specific changes. The results can be surprising at times. In this case, it is not only technological issues that are at stake – it is about interaction and interdependence that goes far beyond the field of engineering.
This series highlights how, even with an uncertain climate and increasing demand, we can have hope for the future: our water and wastewater systems will continue to serve as a source of new ways of thinking through extraordinary innovation and a commitment to sustaining life. society.
The documents are inside HERE
During the IWA World Water Congress, at booth E115 in the exhibition hall, you can talk to the Bentley experts who have starred in these videos. During the conference, Bentley will also host a Business Forum on Wednesday, September 14, in Hall E, from 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM.
Business conference topic: how the implementation of the digital twin affects the regulatory, financial and operational strength of pipeline companies. Digital twins are not just the latest buzzwords in the infrastructure industry. This technology is necessary for service companies to be more confident, competitive and improve their bottom line. Three experts will discuss the different maturity levels on the digital transformation path and how to support water and sanitation companies in this digital journey.