To capture the details and characteristics of the water network, we created a hydraulic model that includes the water supply pipelines and all factors that significantly influence flow and pressure conditions, such as reservoirs and major pump stations. It was first developed in MIKE URBAN (now MIKE+), calibrated, and then uploaded into MIKE WaterNet Advisor, a Cloud application that allows easy sharing of the model across the water utility.
Due to its ease of use – there was no need for special knowledge to operate – MIKE WaterNet Advisor was also used during training and knowledge transfer. The application is mobile, meaning that the model can be accessed from any device, be it a tablet, smartphone, laptop or desktop. At the site, managers are able to use their tablets to access the hydraulic model for real-time operational decision making.