The article describes how water agencies are turning to CAD (computer aided design)-based hydraulic models and forging links with geographic information systems (GIS) to integrate water planning, design analysis and operation. CAD, GIS, and hyraulic modeling, offer cost-effective ways to manage, analyze and update large amounts of spatial (mapped) and database information. Experience at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is described. Several off-the-shelf network modeling programs specific to the water distribution industry are discussed. New programs and program prices are also discussed. CAD-based hydraulic models that provide pressure-flow distribution modeling through a direct graphic interface for data input and reporting using AutoCAD's programming interface are described, as well as the use of GIS.

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  • Accession Number: 00622986
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1992 12:00AM