Special Collection on Drought Management for a Changing Climate

Special Collection on Drought Management for a Changing Climate

Drought Management for a Changing Climate

As a result of the global climate crisis, our civil infrastructure, and natural resources interacting with our infrastructure assets, are increasingly experiencing stresses and failures. Projected increases in drought frequency, duration, and severity pose “…multifaceted and widespread impacts on economic, social, health, and environmental conditions.” As a call to action by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), civil engineers must play a mission-critical role in drought management now and decades in the future. Accordingly, the ASCE Library presents a special collection of ASCE publications, with important insights into the impacts of drought to our communities. Further, the ASCE addresses engineered solutions “…for managing drought for public water supply, agriculture, industry, hydropower, navigation, water-based recreation, fish and wildlife, and water quality.” For more information on climate risk and drought management, see Drought Management for a Changing Climate in the ASCE Library.

(The collection is curated by Dr. Meghna Babbar-Sebens, Associate Professor, Oregon State University; Dr. Ximing Cai, Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Dr. George F. McMahon, Vice President, National Expert, Water Management Arcadis U.S., Inc.; Dr. J. Pablo Ortiz-Partida, Senior Bilingual Climate and Water Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists; Dr. Juneseok Lee, Associate Professor, Manhattan College; Mr. Rich Juricich, Principal Engineer, Colorado River Board of California; Dr. Samuel Sandoval Solis Professor, University of California, Davis; Ms. Gabriela Rendon Herrera, University of California, Davis; Dr. Rosario Sanchez, Senior Research Scientist, Texas Water Resources Institute; and Dr. Saul Arciniega Esparza, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Ingenería.)

© 2023 American Society of Civil Engineers. All rights reserved.

(Source: https://ascelibrary.org/drought_management; Image: www.drought.gov)

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ClimaTwin® is a leading climate risk intelligence solution for infrastructure assets and the built environment.

We empower infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle. By connecting complex climate models and infrastructure digital twins, our solution enables engineers, owner-operators, and governments to aggregate, visualize, and analyze disparate datasets, revealing site-specific insights at a hyper-local scale. Benefits include 5-10x near-term returns and lifetime cost-avoidance by mitigating risks to systems, services, and societies.

To learn more about climate risk intelligence for your infrastructure assets, please visit www.climatwin.com today.

© 2023 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin® is a registered trademark of ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, the ClimaTwin logo, and Climate Risk Intelligence for Infrastructure Digital Twins™ are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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ASCE Releases Collection on Drought Management for a Changing Climate

Drought Management for a Changing Climate

As a result of the global climate crisis, our civil infrastructure, and natural resources interacting with our infrastructure assets, are increasingly experiencing stresses and failures. Projected increases in drought frequency, duration, and severity pose “…multifaceted and widespread impacts on economic, social, health, and environmental conditions.” As a call to action by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), civil engineers must play a mission-critical role in drought management now and decades in the future. Accordingly, the ASCE Library presents a special collection of ACE publications, with important insights into the impacts of drought to our communities. Further, the ASCE addresses engineered solutions “…for managing drought for public water supply, agriculture, industry, hydropower, navigation, water-based recreation, fish and wildlife, and water quality.” For more information on climate risk and drought management, see Drought Management for a Changing Climate in the ASCE Library.

(The collection is curated by Dr. Meghna Babbar-Sebens, Associate Professor, Oregon State University; Dr. Ximing Cai, Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Dr. George F. McMahon, Vice President, National Expert, Water Management Arcadis U.S., Inc.; Dr. J. Pablo Ortiz-Partida, Senior Bilingual Climate and Water Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists; Dr. Juneseok Lee, Associate Professor, Manhattan College; Mr. Rich Juricich, Principal Engineer, Colorado River Board of California; Dr. Samuel Sandoval Solis Professor, University of California, Davis; Ms. Gabriela Rendon Herrera, University of California, Davis; Dr. Rosario Sanchez, Senior Research Scientist, Texas Water Resources Institute; and Dr. Saul Arciniega Esparza, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Ingenería.)

© 2023 American Society of Civil Engineers. All rights reserved.

(Source: https://ascelibrary.org/drought_management; Image: www.drought.gov)

About ClimaTwin®

ClimaTwin® is a leading climate risk intelligence solution for infrastructure assets and the built environment.

We empower infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle. By connecting complex climate models and infrastructure digital twins, our solution enables engineers, owner-operators, and governments to aggregate, visualize, and analyze disparate datasets, revealing site-specific insights at a hyper-local scale. Benefits include 5-10x near-term returns and lifetime cost-avoidance by mitigating risks to systems, services, and societies.

To learn more about climate risk intelligence for your infrastructure assets, please visit www.climatwin.com today.

© 2023 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin® is a registered trademark of ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, the ClimaTwin logo, and Climate Risk Intelligence for Infrastructure Digital Twins™ are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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Challenges and Solutions for Successful Digital Twins of Water Utilities

Challenges and Solutions for Successful Digital Twins of Water Utilities

 

Speaker Tom Walski, Senior Product Manager, Water at Bentley Systems, Inc., presents the webinar “Achieving Success with Digital Twins.” During the webinar, Walski discusses how digital twins “…help improve system operations and drive intelligent asset management decisions.” Further, the speaker addresses challenges and solutions when optimizing the capabilities of digital twins for water systems. Attendees learn about the following topics on digital twins and water utilities:

  • Sharing data between multiple technologies such as SCADA, GIS, and others;
  • Determining pump efficiency based on power usage inputs;
  • Implementing flexible controls under manual system pumps;
  • Ensuring the security of digital twin platforms to reduce risks;
  • Calibrating models for specific user requirements and use cases, and;
  • Advocating for stakeholder buy-in of digital twins at water utilities.

About the Speaker

Tom Walski, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, has over 40 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry. Throughout his career as an engineer, author, presenter, and university professor, he has worked at applying modeling methods to solve planning, design, and operation problems. Based in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, Tom has a passion for presenting sound modeling methods in ways that can be understood by practicing engineers and operators.

(Source: Bentley Systems, Inc.)

© 2023 Bentley Systems, Incorporated. All rights reserved.

About Bentley

Bentley Systems (NASDAQ: BSY) is the infrastructure engineering software company. We provide innovative software to advance the world’s infrastructure — sustaining both the global economy and environment. Our industry-leading software solutions are used by professionals and organizations of every size for the design, construction, and operations of roads and bridges, rail and transit, water and wastewater, public works and utilities, buildings and campuses, mining, and industrial facilities. Our offerings include MicroStation-based applications for modeling and simulation, ProjectWise for project delivery, AssetWise for asset and network performance, Seequent’s leading geoprofessional software portfolio, and the iTwin platform for infrastructure digital twins. Bentley Systems employs more than 4,500 colleagues and generates annual revenues of approximately $1 billion in 186 countries.

About ClimaTwin®

ClimaTwin® is a leading climate risk intelligence solution for infrastructure assets and the built environment.

We empower infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle. By connecting complex climate models and infrastructure digital twins, our solution enables engineers, owner-operators, and governments to aggregate, visualize, and analyze disparate datasets, revealing site-specific insights at a hyper-local scale. Benefits include 5-10x near-term returns and lifetime cost-avoidance by mitigating risks to systems, services, and societies.

To learn more about climate risk intelligence for your infrastructure assets, please visit www.climatwin.com today.

© 2023 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin® is a registered trademark of ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, the ClimaTwin logo, and Climate Risk Intelligence for Infrastructure Digital Twins™ are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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ClimaTwin at the Bentley Systems Civil User Conference 2022

ClimaTwin at the Bentley Systems Civil User Conference 2022

Solving today’s engineering problems and preparing stakeholders for the future of digital engineering

The Bentley Systems Civil User Conference 2022: Civil Products Keynote event features Francois Valois, Vice President of Civil Design at Bentley Systems, and Mo Harmon, Director of Industry Strategy and Civil Infrastructure at Bentley Systems. Bentley’s civil design products solve today’s engineering problems and prepare stakeholders for the future of digital engineering. During the Civil Products Keynote event, Francois Valois and Mo Harmon discuss leading software and technology advancements across numerous transportation disciplines.

From an industry perspective, federal and state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) across the United States warn of labor shortages, as a result of retirement, education, and demand. Beyond the U.S., labor shortages present a worldwide challenge. With respect to education, college enrollment in civil engineering is down 60% since 1994. To compound our challenges, new demand is outpacing current capacity of DOTs and consultants. In response to the challenges confronting civil engineering and transportation disciplines, the speakers discuss innovation supported by people, process, and technology.

(Image Source: Bentley Systems, Incorporated)

© 2022 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin™, ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, and the ClimaTwin logo are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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ClimaTwin at the Bentley Systems Civil User Conference 2022

Bentley Systems Civil User Conference 2022 — The Future of Digital Engineering is Now

Solving today’s engineering problems and preparing stakeholders for the future of digital engineering

The Bentley Systems Civil User Conference 2022: Civil Products Keynote event features Francois Valois, Vice President of Civil Design at Bentley Systems, and Mo Harmon, Director of Industry Strategy and Civil Infrastructure at Bentley Systems. Bentley’s civil design products solve today’s engineering problems and prepare stakeholders for the future of digital engineering. During the Civil Products Keynote event, Francois Valois and Mo Harmon discuss leading software and technology advancements across numerous transportation disciplines.

From an industry perspective, federal and state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) across the United States warn of labor shortages, as a result of retirement, education, and demand. Beyond the U.S., labor shortages present a worldwide challenge. With respect to education, college enrollment in civil engineering is down 60% since 1994. To compound our challenges, new demand is outpacing current capacity of DOTs and consultants. In response to the challenges confronting civil engineering and transportation disciplines, the speakers discuss innovation supported by people, process, and technology.

(Image Source: Bentley Systems, Incorporated)

© 2022 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin™, ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, and the ClimaTwin logo are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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