August 26, 2002–Haestad Methods has announced the addition of Scenario Control Center to WaterGEMS, its industry GIS-based water distribution modelling software.
Scenario Control Center provides a consolidated data management environment for managing “what-if” situations in the distribution network and maintaining a paper trail of design and operational changes to the system-without leaving the GIS environment. This technological breakthrough enables engineers to avoid inefficiencies that the GIS data repository would otherwise present and leads the way to much more effective modelling and decision support.
Mixing and matching alternative data sets that describe specific aspects of the model, such as water usage, physical attributes, and operational settings, form scenarios in WaterGEMS. By eliminating data and file duplication, this approach supports the WaterGEMS philosophy of minimizing data replication.