Portland Water Bureau Selects Innovyze for Modeling Technology

Innovyze has announced that the Portland Water Bureau (PWB) in Oregon has chosen the company?s industry-leading InfoWater to support its large-scale, enterprise-wide geospatial water distribution network modeling and management needs. The purchase will enable PWB to address critical planning, design, operational, and water quality issues with maximum effectiveness; optimize capital improvement programs as well as storage and seismic upgrades; and improve customer service.

Portland?s water system delivers water from two high-quality sources, the Bull Run Watershed (surface water) and the Columbia South Shore Well Field (groundwater) to in-town storage facilities. From there it provides water through a complex network of more than 2,000 miles of pipe to more than 566,000 customers throughout Portland and an additional 368,000 through regional wholesale providers. This totals about 935,000 Oregonians, almost one-quarter of the population of the state. PWB?s service area spans approximately 225 square miles and covers Portland residents plus those of 19 suburban cities and water districts.

Built atop ArcGIS (Esri, Redlands, CA), InfoWater seamlessly integrates sophisticated predictive analytics, systems dynamics and optimization functionality directly within the powerful ArcGIS setting. From fire flow and water quality simulations, valve criticality and energy cost analysis to pressure zone management and advanced Genetic Algorithm and Particle Swarm optimization, the InfoWater product suite comes equipped with everything water utility owner-operators need to best plan, design, operate, secure and sustain their distribution systems.

The software also serves as a base platform for advanced smart network modeling, operation, capital planning and asset management extensions. Among these critical applications are IWLive (real-time operations and security); InfoWater UDF (unidirectional flushing); CapPlan (risk-based capital planning); InfoMaster and InfoMaster Mobile (asset integrity management and condition assessment); InfoWater MSX (multi-species, temperature, and particle transport/deposition modeling); InfoWater BTX (event/particle backtracking); InfoSurge (surge/transient analysis); Sustainability (carbon footprint calculation); BalanceNet (real-time energy management and operations optimization); PressureWatch (real-time network hydraulic integrity monitoring); QualWatch (real-time network water quality integrity monitoring); DemandWatch (water demand forecasting); DemandAnalyst (real-time water demand and diurnal pattern estimations); and SCADAWatch (real-time business intelligence and network performance monitoring).

?PWB is a symbol of quality and excellence in the water network modeling arena,? said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, NAE, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze.

?The bureau operates and manages a very complex and demanding water infrastructure, and has retained its industry-leading position by continually innovating. We?re proud that PWB chose Innovyze as its solution partner, a choice that reconfirms the incomparable standing of our state-of-the-art GIS-centric modeling solutions. Our technology allows our customers to get up to speed and realize many efficiencies in a short time. It also makes it easy to capitalize on investments in talent, data and resources to create better work processes and respond more quickly to customers? needs. We look forward to helping this leadership enterprise achieve many more decades of world-class performance, along with breakthrough cost savings.?

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