Hydraulic simulation models of water pipe networks with geographic nformation system (GIS) and global positioning system (GPS)

Water distribution systems are important civil infrastructures that must be adequately managed nd maintained in order to provide expected levels of service to consumers. As such, they have  need for on-line support systems based on continuous monitoring of hydraulic and water uality parameters within the system. The purpose of this project is to modify and test a ydraulic simulation model with support of Global Positioning System (GPS), which will allow onitoring and optimizing water utilization and detecting leaks and pipe bursts in each ousehold. Accurate and continuously updated view of the state of the water network system i.e., pipes within the system) will allow water utility organizations to monitor water onsumption/distribution and improve control of the system operation in many countries ncluding Canada and Brazil.

Valeriy Bekmuradov
Superviseur universitaire: 
Dr. Darko Joksimovic
Project Year: 
Partner University: 
Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil