Introduction to Hydraulic Modelling

Understanding the hydraulic performance of your water network infrastructure forms the cornerstone of asset management.  It ensures water authorities are providing customers with the highest levels of service, whilst helping optimise their capital investment programmes for minimum cost and maximum benefit.  A network model provides an accurate tool which can be used to understand the hydraulics of an existing water system, how proposed network changes will impact the customer and also trial multiple designs for network improvement.  Network modelling has become the basis for all important engineering decisions in the industry and has an important role in shaping the future of asset management.

The course covers the scientific principles behind network models, including an introduction to hydraulics, before exploring how models are formed and how their simulations operate.  By the end of the course, the trainees should be able to run a model simulation, extract and interpret the simulation results, with an understanding of the models capabilities and limitations.  Attendees will be able to make simple operational changes in the model and measure their impact on customers.