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MWH Soft Ships Groundbreaking Urban Hydrologic Modeling Textbook


Eagerly Anticipated Volume Sets New Reference Standard for Urban Drainage Systems Management

Broomfield, Colorado USA, July 19, 2006 - MWH Soft, a leading global provider of environmental and water resources applications software, today announced the release of Comprehensive Urban Hydrologic Modeling Handbook for Engineers and Planners - an essential resource for anyone involved in the design, operation, protection, and management of urban infrastructure systems.

Today, wastewater utilities and municipalities rely heavily on hydraulic, hydrologic and water quality simulation models to plan improvements, design, operate and sustain better infrastructure systems, and ensure public health and safety. Each of these urban system management activities must be modeled and analyzed accurately in order for the collection, transport and treatment systems to provide the desired level of safety, reliability and performance and meet all hydraulic, hydrologic, and water quality objectives.

Written by world-renowned industry experts, Comprehensive Urban Hydrologic Modeling Handbook for Engineers and Planners is an advanced comprehensive reference on the various aspects of surface water hydrology including hydrologic processes, analysis, and design. A working handbook for engineers, hydrologists, students, urban planners and practitioners, it covers both the practical and theoretical aspects of urban hydrology, hydraulics, and storm water quality modeling. The book brings together the principles and tools available for evaluating the quantity and quality of storm water, and presents them in a manner that can be easily understood. Moreover, it provides guidance on methods of managing and controlling storm water in the urban environment. 150 solved problems place special emphasis on the application of these tools and methods.

The unparalleled scope and specific focus of the book make it an invaluable reference for the study and practice of urban drainage systems management and an essential addition to any reference library. Chapter-by-chapter coverage includes an introduction to hydrologic processes and basic modeling principles, with special emphasis on the urban environment; precipitation; initial abstractions and infiltration; evaporation; surface runoff; flow routing; urban water quality; urban drainage controls; and comprehensive watershed management. Mastery of these analyses have the potential to lead to better hydrologic practice, helping engineers design, build, operate, and sustain safer, more reliable urban infrastructures, improve people’s lives, and enhance communities throughout the world.

“Comprehensive Urban Hydrologic Modeling Handbook for Engineers and Planners offers an enriching educational experience even for readers new to this industry,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D, President and Chief Operating Officer of MWH Soft and an author of the book. “Combining theory with hands-on applications, it’s filled with solved problems and practical guidance to help industry professionals design, maintain and operate safe, reliable urban infrastructure systems and continue to earn the public trust.”

“This state-of-the-art textbook features the most complete and up-to-date information about surface water hydrologic modeling and urban infrastructure management available,” said John W. Nicklow, Ph.D, PE, P.H., D.WRE, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and an author of the volume. “It brings together the theoretical and practical information required to effectively model and analyze urban hydrology, control urban flooding, and improve storm water quality, with the ultimate objective of better hydrologic practice. This knowledge will prove invaluable in supporting the development of sound capital improvement programs that can lead to healthier communities, cleaner beaches, and fish and shellfish that are safer to eat.”

The book is already receiving accolades from the consulting engineering industry. “Comprehensive Urban Hydrologic Modeling Handbook for Engineers and Planners provides an essential reference for this developing field,” said Paul Hauffen, President and CEO of IDModeling, Inc., in Brea, CA. “As they have in MWH Soft’s other handbooks, the authors provide concise yet comprehensive coverage of surface water hydrologic management activities and their links to safety and performance. This authoritative book provides detailed guidance and practical techniques for developing and applying models in the pursuit of improved urban systems performance, satisfied customers and attained regulatory objectives.”

About MWH Soft
MWH Soft is a leading global provider of technical and infrastructure software and professional solutions designed to meet the technological needs of utilities, government industries, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest North American cities and ENR top design firms. The multifaceted, state-of-the-art CAD and GIS enabled products created by MWH Soft empower thousands of engineers across the globe to competitively manage, design, and operate highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems. For more information, call MWH Soft at (626) 568-6868, or visit

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