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New MWH Soft Training Course Introduces GIS for Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Modeling, Preparing Attendees for Greater Project Success


Customized Geospatial Modeling Curriculum Saves Time and Money; Improves Accuracy and Quality;
Offers Essential Practical Knowledge to Engineers, GIS Professionals

Broomfield, Colorado USA, November 29, 2006 — MWH Soft, a leading global provider of environmental and water resources applications software, today 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 stormwater 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 extensive 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. They 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 stormwater network models and databases within a true GIS environment.

MWH Soft’s Continuing Education team is recognized worldwide for its professional approach to hands-on training and experience in the water and wastewater industries. The company’s wide range of comprehensive training courses features the most advanced water, sewer and urban drainage network modeling and design software available in the hydrology and hydraulics fields, and offers students the opportunity to earn IACET-certified Continuing Education Units (CEUs) applicable to Professional Engineering license renewal. Courses are offered globally to civil and environmental engineers at all experience levels in both the public and private sectors.

“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 stormwater 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. MWH Soft is fully committed to providing quality training that enables our customers to maximize their investments in geospatial network modeling technologies and achieve operational excellence.”

The MWH Soft Institute has trained thousands of water and wastewater engineers throughout the world. Every year, it offers comprehensive hands-on courses, from beginner to advanced levels, in regional training centers, at on-site or locally delivered classes, and via computer-based training aids and packaged training products. All courses are fully accredited by IACET. Professionals interested in attending MWH Soft’s new GIS for Water and Sewer Systems Modeling on-campus training program can obtain the complete course agenda, future dates, and registration information by visiting or contacting the MWH Soft Institute at (626) 568-6868.

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, build, operate, maintain and secure highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems. For more information, call MWH Soft at (626) 568-6868, or visit


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