Bentley’s Dr. Thomas Walski Honored by Water & Wastes Digest

Publication’s 50th Anniversary Special Edition Recognizes Individuals Who Have Shaped the Water and Wastewater Industry 

EXTON, Pa. – Nov. 30, 2011 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that Water & Wastes Digest has honored Dr. Thomas Walski, P.E., Bentley senior product manager for water distribution and sewer modeling software products. The publication recognized Dr. Walski in its 50th Anniversary Special Edition 1961-2011 as an industry icon and leader for his many significant contributions to the field of hydraulic modeling and analysis. 

As the article in Water & Wastes Digest states, “Dr. Walski, co-holder of three patents in the area of hydraulic analysis, has been called the father of commercial water distribution modeling. His research has resulted in significant savings in water loss, energy, project hours, and design costs.”

“I want to thank Water & Wastes Digest for this acknowledgement,” said Dr. Walski. “It is an honor to be counted among the individuals recognized, whose work in preserving our world’s water resources I greatly admire.”

At Bentley, Dr. Walski has been at the forefront of numerous state-of-the-art technology software achievements in hydraulics and hydrology, including the company’s recently released Pipe Renewal Planner module for WaterGEMS and WaterCAD. Pipe Renewal Planner is a decision support tool that provides water utility owner-operators with quantifiable and reproducible best practices for optimizing the replacement and rehabilitation of distribution network pipes. Dr. Walski explained, “By ranking the worst-performing pipes based on their year of installation, materials of construction, pipe break history, and hydraulic performance under various constraints, Pipe Renewal Planner helps engineers identify pipes that should be considered for renewal. This helps ensure long-term system reliability by decreasing pipe breaks, leakage, lost revenues, and outages.”

Dr. Walski’s achievements throughout his distinguished academic and industry career also include authoring and co-authoring more than 75 peer-reviewed journal papers and technical notes and 140 conference papers. He is also the author or contributing author of more than 25 reference books.

To read the full Water & Wastes Digest article, click here.

About Bentley Systems, Incorporated
Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Bentley’s mission is to empower its users to leverage information modeling through integrated projects for high-performing intelligent infrastructure. Its solutions encompass the MicroStation platform for infrastructure design and modeling, the ProjectWise platform for infrastructure project team collaboration and work sharing, and the AssetWise platform for infrastructure asset operations – all supporting a broad portfolio of interoperable applications and complemented by worldwide professional services. Founded in 1984, Bentley has grown to nearly 3,000 colleagues in more than 45 countries and $500 million in annual revenues. Since 2001, the company has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions. 

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