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ESRI Kicks Off Nationwide 2008 Water Seminar Series, Exploring the GIS-Centric Advantage for Water Utilities


September 9 - October 23 Sessions Will Showcase Latest Advances in ArcGIS-Centric
Water Network Modeling and Management

Broomfield, Colorado USA, August 2008 — MWH Soft, a leading global provider of environmental and water resources applications software, is sharing knowledge on the latest advances in geocentric water network modeling and design software during ESRI’s premier nationwide water seminar series developed for water engineers and geographic information system (GIS) professionals.

The comprehensive, no-cost seminars are being held from September 9 through October 23 in 20 US cities including Albany (NY), Allentown (PA), Anaheim (CA), Arlington (TX), Atlanta (GA), Brookfield (WI), Dayton (OH), Denver (CO), Detroit (MI), Houston (TX), Minneapolis (MN), Naperville (IL), Newark (NJ), Oakland (CA), Overland Park (KS), Portland (OR), Seattle (WA), Silver Spring (MD), Tampa (FL), and Worcester (MA).

The seminars will explore how public and private water utility and GIS managers can use GIS technology and advanced geospatial modeling and information management applications to streamline operations, optimize their workforce, and establish secure, dependable infrastructures. They will find out how GIS enables them to integrate asset management tools and apply mobility solutions, ultimately improving their operational planning. The sessions will also showcase the newest geocentric applications for network hydraulic and water quality modeling and asset management.

MWH Soft president Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D, encourages existing and potential MWH Soft users to attend one of the seminars. “These sessions, conducted by expert GIS and water modeling professionals, spotlight the ongoing innovations designed to help effectively support the water industry’s infrastructure modeling, design and management needs and revolutionize the way they work,” he said.

The seminars are designed for water utility managers, GIS analysts and technology evangelists. Water network modelers and engineering managers will also greatly benefit from these events.

A highlight of the agenda will be a demonstration of the latest release of MWH Soft’s industry-leading InfoSWMM Suite and InfoWater Suite software. Built atop ArcGIS (ESRI, Redlands, CA) with native geodatabase support, InfoSWMM and InfoWater offer a single comprehensive, geocentric solution for analyzing, designing and managing the most complex water distribution and wastewater collections systems. A seamlessly integrated geospatial framework applies GIS intelligence to engineering-accurate information, coupled with the most advanced dynamic numerical computation, genetic algorithm optimization and object-component geospatial technologies in the marketplace.

The resulting centralized, multi-function system delivers world-record performance, scalability, reliability, functionality and flexibility within the powerful ArcGIS environment, completely eliminating the need for inefficient, unreliable data synchronization, synching schemes, or middlelink interfaces required by other software. These factors and more translate to increased productivity, reduced costs, greater efficiency, and improved designs — giving water and wastewater utilities a clear competitive advantage.

Across the continent, the accelerated adoption rate of MWH Soft geocentric technology continues to reflect a powerful trend among water and wastewater utilities and progressive engineering firms toward MWH Soft products. The shift is being driven by a range of compelling factors, including the products’ broad functionality, unparalleled GIS integration, full compatibility with the industry standard EPA EPANET and SWMM5 (FEMA certified) software, interoperability, computational speed, reliability and brief learning curve. Other advantages include the software’s intuitive and engineer-friendly user interface, advanced optimization capabilities, comprehensive solution set, and superior technical support.

“The seminars will provide attendees with one place where they can get all the information they need about deploying proven, powerful engineering GIS modeling for improved water system operation, planning and management,” said J. Erick Heath. P.E., MWH Soft’s vice president of sales and client relations. “Staff from MWH Soft will be available to answer attendees’ questions and demonstrate innovative ArcGIS-centric network modeling and design software solutions tailored to meet the needs of utility and engineering professionals.”

“The latest releases of InfoWater and InfoSWMM for ArcGIS 9.3 feature by far the best enhancements we have ever made,” said Boulos. “Our goal is always to make our products simpler, faster, much easier to use, more reliable, and higher in quality and value. Featuring seamless ArcGIS integration and scores of new capabilities, our products continuously push the envelope via pioneering ArcGIS-centric technology. These advantages allow our users to model, design and analyze more complex water and sewer systems with increased speed, accuracy and flexibility, giving them the trusted tool they need to identify the most cost-effective ways of keeping their systems operating efficiently into the future.”

While there is no cost to attend the seminars, seating is limited, and pre-registration is required. For a list of seminar locations, dates, and times and registration forms, visit Click here for the seminar brochure and agenda.


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