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MWH Soft Ships Second Edition of Its Best-Selling Water Distribution Modeling Textbook


Landmark Volume Sets New Standard for Water Distribution References.

Broomfield, Colorado USA, February 3, 2006 - MWH Soft, a leading global provider of environmental and water resources applications software, today announced the release, spurred by popular demand, of the second edition of Comprehensive Water Distribution Systems Analysis Handbook For Engineers and Planners (CWDSA). The comprehensive 660-page instructional textbook is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in water distribution modeling, planning, design, operation, optimization and management. It covers everything students, professional engineers, managers, modelers, health department officials, government agencies, consultants, and researchers need to know to reliably construct, load, and calibrate representative network models and use these rigorous models to optimize system planning, design, and complex operational activities. Topics range from in-depth coverage of basic network flow theory and dynamic water quality assessment to advanced optimization techniques and sophisticated transient flow and pressure calculations.

Written by world-renowned industry experts, the second edition of Comprehensive Water Distribution Systems Analysis Handbook For Engineers and Planners enhances and builds upon the strong foundation and unprecedented success of the first edition. Since its release, CWDSA has been widely adopted by consulting engineers, municipal engineers, urban planners, government officials and researchers, and has been added to the collections of premier technical libraries worldwide.

With both new and expanded content, this ground-breaking book covers the latest in theoretical scientific foundations, advanced technological issues, and real-world network analysis applications - supported by extensive modeling exercises. Focused on bridging the gap between advanced modeling theory and practical application, the book includes over 100 worked out example problems and detailed coverage of hydraulic principles. Step-by-step guidance walks readers through the complete modeling process from start to successful finish and interpretation of results. The volume also features in-depth examinations of state-of-the-art network modeling techniques, explores the most current knowledge and technologies, and provides the detailed explanations readers need to become master modelers.

The unparalleled scope and specialized focus of the book make it an essential addition to any reference library and an invaluable resource for the most seasoned professional engineers. Chapter topics include:

* History of Network Modeling
* Hydraulic Principles
* Network Components
* The Network Model
* Network Hydraulics
* Water Quality Simulation
* Master Planning
* Optimization Applications to Water Distribution Systems
* Hydraulic Transients
* Maintaining Hydraulic Integrity

“When we published the first edition in 2004, our aim was to assist water suppliers in economically and reliably delivering the highest possible quality of drinking water,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D, President and Chief Operating Officer of MWH Soft and a co-author of the book. “The overwhelmingly enthusiastic response of the waterworks industry quickly inspired us to embark on this new volume. The second edition represents the most complete and up-to-date information about water distribution systems modeling ever published. The text encompasses all the key topics from the first edition and adds a significant amount of new material on innovative modeling techniques for enhancing water distribution pipe systems protection, maintenance, and management. We hope that this amalgamation of our efforts and experience will help water engineers provide a more plentiful supply of safe drinking water to communities throughout the world.”

“This is definitely a must-have reference textbook,” said Dr. Don J. Wood, a leading global hydraulic expert and Professor Emeritus at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. “The first edition is a superb and highly successful textbook. The second includes a number of important enhancements that make it an even more outstanding reference and textbook, and an invaluable guide. Among them are expanded coverage of hydraulic network modeling and pressure surges, subjects of particular interest to me. The book’s true impact will be felt when engineers and planners take this crucial knowledge and collection of best practices and apply them to their work on a daily basis.”

“In terms of water distribution, this is the most thorough text available for the practicing professional,” added Dr. John W. Nicklow, PE, P.H., Chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL. “I’m truly impressed by the topics covered here. The plethora of solved problems gives the reader the added benefit of seeing and understanding the application of theoretical presentations. It’s also great to find so many important realistic topics associated with the traditional hydraulics aspect of distribution, but rarely covered in water distribution texts, like water quality, master planning, optimization, and in-depth discussion on hydraulic transients.”

Pricing and Availability
Comprehensive Water Distribution Systems Analysis Handbook For Engineers and Planners is now available worldwide directly from MWH Soft Press for $160. For more information, visit or contact your local MWH Soft Certified Representative.

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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