Dates and Call for Papers Announced for the 2010 Asia Pacific Water and Sewer Systems Modeling Conference
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Dates and Call for Papers Announced for the 2010 Asia Pacific Water and Sewer Systems Modeling Conference

Major Industry Event to United Global Modeling Experts April 21-22, 2010 in Gold Coast, Australia

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November 27, 2009 -- MWH Soft, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced the opening of registration and a call for papers for the third annual Asia Pacific Water and Sewer Systems Modeling Conference. The event, widely considered to be the most comprehensive and significant infrastructure modeling, design and management technology seminar of its kind, will be held April 21-22, 2010, at Q1, the world’s tallest residential tower, on Australia’s Gold Coast.

This once-a-year learning opportunity is sponsored by many utilities in the region and will feature keynote presentations from leaders in hydraulic modeling throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. The conference also incorporates an annual gathering of MWH Soft software users and their managers who want to sharpen their skills, expand their knowledge, and share best practices with their peers. The ultimate goals are to design, operate and manage better systems, protect the environment, and safeguard public health.

The forum will allow water, wastewater and stormwater professionals to explore new ways of using engineering GIS technology and advanced network modeling, detailed pipeline design, and information management applications. Participants will learn how they can leverage these tools to do their jobs better, easier, faster and more efficiently; maximize their return on software investments; and make their organizations more globally competitive. They will also earn valuable Chartered Professionals Continued Professional Development (CPD) hours.

The co-chair of the organizing committee, Justin Hanson, Business Development Director, Asia Pacific for MWH Soft, notes, “Potable drinking water and sanitary sewer systems are essential for a healthy and vibrant community. Proper management of water and wastewater assets plays a critical role in the provision of these vital services. This conference is a highly educational, significant and enjoyable event. I am confident that attendees will come away better positioned to provide their communities with safe drinking water and sanitary sewer systems.”

To supplement the keynote presenters and speakers already confirmed, the organizing committee is seeking relevant presentations consistent with the conference theme: Maximize efficiency, reduce costs and minimize environmental impact through technology. Topics for consideration include:

· Reduction of network carbon footprint
· Maximising energy cost savings
· Efficiently operating and managing water distribution and sewer collection systems
· Optimising capital improvement programs
· Using surge analysis for optimum system design and protection
· Improving overflow management
· Conducting vulnerability assessment and consequence management
· Developing, calibrating and validating rigorous water quality models
· Designing, operating and retrofitting storage facilities to maintain water quality
· Developing effective unidirectional flushing programs
· Using network modelling for regulatory compliance
· Protecting and securing infrastructure systems
· Reducing inflow/infiltration with hydraulic modelling
· Integrated approaches to drainage modelling in urban areas
· Improved business performance with GIS and asset management
· Firefighting and fire flow analysis
· Priority Infrastructure Planning (PIP)
· Pressure and leakage management
· H2S modelling and reduction

Keynote speaker Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., Hon.D.WRE, F.ASCE, President of MWH Soft, will also address the latest technologies in water, stormwater, and wastewater network modeling, capital planning and asset management. There will be demonstrations of the latest releases of MWH Soft's industry-leading water and urban drainage design and modeling software, along with condition and risk assessment solutions for investment planning. The agenda will also feature hands-on software demonstrations, discussions of business implementation and management issues, industry solutions presentations, technology updates, and social and networking events.

“This exceptionally fun and educational event is always guaranteed to energize and inspire,” said Boulos. "It provides a wonderful forum for sharing best practices and exploring the state of the art in water and wastewater infrastructure engineering, design and management solutions designed to help solve everyday challenges and problems. Attendees can carry this valuable learning experience back to their organizations, opening new avenues for increasing productivity and performance, enhancing project quality, maximizing return on their software investments, gaining a competitive edge on the future, advancing their careers, and improving the quality of life in their communities.”

Registration:
For more information and to register for the conference, visit www.asiapacificwater.com or contact the conference information office at +61 7 5596 9672, fax +61 7 5578 4295, or e-mail Email Contact. Because space is limited, early registration is encouraged.

About MWH Soft:
MWH Soft is a global leader in wet infrastructure engineering modeling, simulation and management software and professional solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities, government agencies, engineering organizations and academic institutions worldwide. With offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, MWH Soft product lines empower thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, maintain and operate highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems. For more information call MWH Soft at +1 626 568-6868, or visit www.mwhsoft.com.



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