Water losses, including leakage, are top issues in cities with very old piping systems or deteriorated infrastructure. "Leakage rates are over 40 percent in Italy, and they are even higher in other countries," explains Professor Ezio Todini, Ph.D., University of Bologna, Italy. "To reduce these losses, it is critical that water distribution professionals learn how to efficiently design new networks and rehabilitate existing ones."
The panel-led seminars will look at water loss research being conducted by the academic community, as well as approaches being used and progress being made by engineers at public and private companies in dealing with water losses. At the two half-day, hands-on workshops attendees will learn how to locate and reduce water losses using the modeling technology provided by Bentley's WaterGEMS and WaterCAD V8 XM - leading solutions in the Haestad Methods product line for the analysis and design of water distribution systems.
While the agenda is nearly finalized, time slots are still available for case studies from utilities that outline their experiences in addressing the water loss problem. To submit an abstract of a presentation or a paper, or to learn more about the costs, location, and agenda for Water Loss Seminar and Workshop 2008, visit www.bentley.com/WaterLoss08.
About the Water and Environmental Exchange (WEX)
WEX is an action-oriented summit for leaders in water taking place Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2008. Its unique format, which combines a conference and one-on-one business meetings, enables delegates to:
-- Network with fellow leaders in world-class organizations across the international water sector
-- Preselect an intensive program of private meetings with potential clients, investors, partners, and suppliers
-- Exchange information with the world's leading experts in both the public and private sectors
-- Find out how the leading-edge practitioners are solving problems in the world of water
-- Establish sustainable collaboration and innovation among stakeholders
To learn more about the Water and Environmental Exchange, contact the WEX team at +44 207 403 2773 or visit www.w-e-x.com.
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