iNNovAtioN iN WAtER, WAStEWAtER, ANd StoRMWAtER NEtWoRKS
Water Supply Optimization & World Cup 2014 Study
Sao Paulo, brazil
Sabesp, which provides water and sewage services to the 364 municipalities
in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, evaluated the water supply network for the
Itaquera sector. This region has a population of 600,000 and a 697-kilometer
water distribution network. The challenge was to optimize the network to
keep up with demand growth as well as provide capacity for hosting World
Cup 2014 events.
Hydraulic simulations using WaterGEMS identified areas with high pressures,
excessive water loss, and intermittent supply. The simulations indicated the
ideal locations for deployment of three pressure reducing valves, which reduced
water loss by 195,000 cubic meters and saved approximately $75,000 per
month. The hydraulic simulations also helped identify the best locations for
World Cup infrastructure.
Sewage Systems office, Public Works department, taipei Municipal Government
Sewage Treatment Plant 3D Equipment Deployment and Management
Stormwater emergency response in Taipei, Taiwan, was hampered by the
unavailability of real-time data on rainfall, water levels, sluice conditions, and
pumping station equipment operation. The Sewage Systems Office of the Taipei
Municipal Government Public Works Department built a 3D management and
disaster warning system to support operations during flood season.
The initiative began with a $100,000 pilot project at Dihua Pumping Station. The
Sewage Systems Office used MicroStation to provide a 3D model with graphic
monitoring modules and Project Wise to make the system accessible to multiple
monitoring and maintenance sites. External data such as rainfall and water
levels were also integrated into the model.