Call for Papers Announced for 2012 Asia Pacific Water and Sewer Systems Modeling Conference

Call for Papers Announced for 2012 Asia Pacific Water and Sewer Systems Modeling Conference 

Major Industry Event to Unite Global Modeling Experts August 21-22, 2012, at Gold Coast, Australia


Broomfield, Colorado USA, January 10, 2012 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced the opening of registration and a call for papers for the fifth annual Asia Pacific Water and Sewer Systems Modeling Conference. The event, widely considered to be the most comprehensive and significant wet infrastructure modeling, design and management technology conference of its kind, will be held from August 21-22, 2012, at the Holiday Inn, Surfers Paradise on Australia’s Gold Coast.

This once-a-year learning opportunity is sponsored by major water utilities and associations in the region. It will feature keynote presentations from leaders in hydraulic and water quality modeling throughout Asia, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. The conference also incorporates an annual gathering of Innovyze software users and their managers who want to sharpen their skills, expand their knowledge, and share best practices with their peers. The ultimate goals are to design, operate and manage better systems; protect the environment; and safeguard public health.

The forum will allow water, wastewater and stormwater professionals to explore new ways of using engineering GIS technology, advanced network modeling and simulation, and asset management applications. Participants will learn how they can leverage these tools to do their jobs better, easier, faster and more efficiently; maximize their return on software investments; and make their organizations more globally competitive. They will also earn valuable Chartered Professionals Continued Professional Development (CPD) hours.

“Potable water and sanitary sewer systems are essential for a healthy and vibrant community,” notes Paul Banfield, Business Development Manager for Innovyze and chairman of the conference organizing committee. “Proper management of water and wastewater assets plays a critical role in the provision of these vital services. This leading wet infrastructure focused conference is both fun and educational. I am confident that attendees will come away better positioned to provide their communities with reliable and cost-effective safe drinking water and sanitary sewer systems.”

To supplement the keynote presenters and speakers already confirmed, the organizing committee is seeking relevant and unique presentations. Key topics include:

  • Reducing network carbon footprint
  • Maximizing energy cost savings
  • Real-time operation and management of water distribution systems
  • Analyzing sewer collection and river systems
  • Optimizing capital improvement programs
  • Using surge/transient analysis for optimum system design and protection
  • Improving overflow management
  • Conducting vulnerability assessment and consequence management
  • Developing, calibrating and validating rigorous water quality models
  • Water temperature, variable speed pump and multi-species modeling
  • Designing, operating and retrofitting storage facilities to maintain water quality
  • Developing effective unidirectional flushing programs
  • Using network modeling for regulatory compliance
  • Protecting and securing infrastructure systems
  • Reducing inflow/infiltration
  • Integrated approaches to drainage modeling in urban areas
  • Improved business performance with GIS and asset management
  • Fire fighting and fire flow analysis
  • Priority Infrastructure Planning (PIP)
  • Pressure and leakage management
  • Hydrogen sulfide modeling and reduction

The agenda will also feature hands-on software demonstrations, discussions of business implementation and management issues, industry solutions presentations, key technology updates, and social and networking events.

Keynote speaker Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, F.ASCE, President and Chief Operating Officer of Innovyze, will address the conference on the latest technologies in water, stormwater, and wastewater network modeling, capital planning and asset management. “This exceptionally fun and educational event is always guaranteed to energize and inspire,” said Boulos. “It provides a wonderful forum for sharing best practices and exploring the state of the art in water/wastewater infrastructure engineering, design and management solutions designed to help solve everyday challenges and problems. Attendees can carry this valuable knowledge back to their organizations, opening new avenues for increasing productivity and performance, enhancing project quality, maximizing return on their software investments, gaining a competitive edge on the future, advancing their careers, and improving the quality of life in their communities. They’ll leave restored, energized, and better prepared to accomplish great things. They’ll also play a significant a role in the future of Innovyze and our products, inspiring us and pushing us to build great products, a great company, and a great community.”

Abstract Submission
To have your abstract considered for oral presentation, please submit a not-to-exceed 250-word abstract with title and author information on any of the above topics. Abstracts should be submitted at as soon as possible and no later than March 31, 2011.