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Water Distribution Design and Modeling Fundamentals

This class begins with the basics of hydraulics theory as it applies to water distribution modeling, then takes students through more advanced topics such as: working with multiple scenarios and alternatives; model calibration; pump selection; energy and cost studies; extended-period simulation; fire flow analysis; identifying critical links or shortfalls within a water system; and finally pipe renewal planning. Students will become familiar with WaterCAD and use the software to reinforce concepts with case studies. As WaterCAD and WaterGEMS capabilities are the same throughout this course, users will gain an understanding of both software applications. Live training courses are very interactive. Students will continually engage with the instructor to ensure a successful learning outcome that includes a course assessment.

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  • After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply the basic principles of water distribution modeling;

  • Gain essential knowledge for water system design, operation, and troubleshooting;

  • Apply WaterCAD/WaterGEMS models to solve common water distribution system problems;

  • Develop a deeper understanding of model creation and analysis using WaterCAD/WaterGEMS;

  • Increase productivity by using automated approaches to complete common modeling tasks.

There are no formal prerequisites for this course, although some familiarity water distributions systems will be helpful.


40 hours

Muhannad have 15 years extensive consultancy in H&H and GIS experience that’s make him able to help the people absorbs the technology and get the max of the technology to achieve their goals in the water Infrastructure.

The experience accumulated from two integrated Platform “H&H and GIS” in many projects has provided me with the ability to promote and implement industry best practices on key topics such as management of aging infrastructure, non revenue water reduction, waste water management and energy efficiency and Water and Waste Water Deigns.

On my current role I strongly contributed for planning and execution with great success of Bentley’s water sales plans for MEA. I frequently served as Bentley‘s spokesman for water technology in this region. I worked directly with some of the largest Owner/Operators and Consultants in MEA aiming for water excellence but also with small and medium organizations on their way there.

Eng.Muhannad Shaweesh

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