Acueducto: Agua y Alcantarillado Bogotá
Acueducto de Bogotá infrastructure Management System using Bentley Haestad Solutions
in the design phase of Bogotá’s water, wastewater, and storm drainage
networks, input of geospatial data was time-consuming and error-prone,
making the design process inefficient. It took two days to process one design
project. By establishing connectivity between the geospatial information
and design software using Haestad’s integrated solutions – WaterGEMS,
SewerGEMS, SewerCAD, and StormCAD – two projects can now be
processed in one day.
The efficient importing of geospatial information into the Bentley solutions
allowed the designers to spend more time exploring alternative designs for
the networks. It also created a monetary savings of 75 percent and provides
reliable engineering support for calculating the budget for the municipality.
ALSO NOMINATED IN SPECIAL CATEGORY: CONNECTING PROJECT TEAMS
Methodology for the Assessment and Monitoring of Management Supply Network
the colombian Water Supplies regulator needed a standard by which to evaluate
the technical, operational, and financial performance of water distribution
systems in the country. Aquadatos helped establish a standardized process
to evaluate water projects. The goal of the project was to provide easy-to-use analysis procedures that could easily be adopted by Colombian towns to
facilitate the monitoring and control tasks of the regulator.
Using WaterCAD, Aquadatos developed the Methodology for the Assessment
and Monitoring of Management Supply Networks (MESGRA), which consists
of four fundamental analysis aspects: hydraulic network capacity, network
physical status, operation and maintenance efficacy, and performance
indicators of the system. Twenty Colombian cities were evaluated by the
application of the developed methodology to prove its efficacy.