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The 2013 Esri Partner Conference and Developer Summit is later this month and we wanted to take a minute to highlight several sessions for those interested in learning more about ArcGIS for Local Government and the maps and apps available … Continue reading
The Team Water/Wastewater Meeting in Louisville was a great success!
Our host, Louisville Water Company, went above and beyond. The historical tour of their facilities on Friday afternoon was amazing.
I would like to thank Louisville Water as well as our presenters: Frankfort Plant Board, City of Jeffersonville, Greater Cincinnati Water Works, City of Columbus and Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District as well as Esri staff. Presentations will be posted to the team water web page. Continue reading
The next Team Water/Wastewater meeting will be held February 22–23 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Presenters include Louisville Water, the City of Jefferson, and the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. In addition, Esri staff will share updates on ArcGIS for Water Utilities and ArcGIS Online and discuss how to integrate your GIS data with other systems.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Christa Campbell – Industry Solutions – Water/Wastewater, Water Resources
We had a great Team Water meeting this year in San Diego!
Thank you to our presenters: Robert Conrad – Western Municipal Water District, Philip Campman – City of Austin, James Ollerton – Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District, Erik Hoel – Esri, Mike Miller and Howard Crothers – Esri, Jamie Persino – Erie Water Works, Thomas Browne Jr. – Los Angeles County of Public Works, Erin Breen – Innovyze, Srinivas Suryanarayanaiah – Esri, Dave Gilbert & Jonathan Greiner – GeoDecisions and Barry Kelly – Esri Canada. Presentations this year discussed topics such as redistricting, watershed protection, mobile solutions, changes in the geodatabase, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS for Water Utilities, asset maintenance, storm drain management, modeling tools, and Esri’s Production Mapping solution.
Presentations will be posted to our Team Water/Wastewater web page for those of you who missed the meeting or would like to review.
Thank you to Critigen who sponsored breakfast for our group!
If you missed the meeting, be sure to attend our next Team Water/Wastewater meeting in February. Registration is FREE and it’s a great way to stay in the loop or as a forum to showcase your own work and solutions with GIS and Water Utilities. If you would like to be on the meeting invite list, contact Christa Campbell at email@example.com.
Be sure to check back for dates and location of our February meeting.
Also, save the date for next year’s meeting in San Diego: July 6, 2013.
Want to give Esri feedback on ArcGIS for Water Utilities and suggest new functionality? Curious about how other ArcGIS users have deployed ArcGIS for Water Utilities or migrated to the information model? Do you want to learn about our future plans and meet the development team?
Then please join us at the ArcGIS for Local Government Special Interest Group meeting at the 2012 Esri International User Conference. The meeting takes place on Wednesday July 25th from 12:00 to 1 PM in Room 24 A.
ArcGIS for Water Utilities is a module of ArcGIS for Local Government. Both share a common information model that supports the deployment of over 50 maps and apps. So this is your opportunity to share knowledge with users in the water, wastewater and stormwater utility community as well as other industries and guide our future actions.
On June 21st, 2012 the Esri Mid-Atlantic Water/Wastewater Special Interest Group will be meeting in Malvern, Pennsylvania at the Philadelphia Microsoft Technology Center. The Microsoft Technology Center is a truly impressive facility where you can experience Microsoft’s technology and solutions in action. A highlight of this meeting will be Esri demonstrating how ArcGIS Online Organizational Subscriptions support common water utility workflows. Lunch at the meeting is provided and graciously sponsored by Gold Esri Business Partner Innovyze.
This meeting is free to attend and open to the water, wastewater and stormwater ArcGIS user community in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Washington D.C., West Virginia, New York City, Long Island and surrounding areas.
On July 21st Esri’s Team Water/Wastewater Meeting will be taking place in San Diego, CA. This meeting is open to all who are interested in water, wastewater and stormwater GIS. The agenda can be found on the Team Water/Wastewater web page. For registration and additional information contact Christa Campbell.
Don’t miss out on a full day of presentations by water industry professionals, Esri partners and Esri staff. We will be discussing redistricting, asset maintenance, ArcGIS Online for Organizations and much more!
1.0 What does it do?
Nitrate is a commonly identified groundwater and surface-water pollutant; it poses serious threats to human health and the environment. One important source of nitrate in the environment is due to wastewater treatment using Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems (OSTDS) (a.k.a., septic systems). To facilitate water resources and environmental management (e.g., the calculation of total maximum daily loads, TMDL), we developed an ArcGIS-Based Nitrate Load Estimation Toolkit (ArcNLET) to simulate nitrate transport from septic systems in groundwater and to estimate nitrate load from septic systems to surface water bodies such as lakes and rivers. It is a screening tool based on a simplified conceptual model of groundwater flow and nitrate transport.
We have used it to estimate nitrate load from thousands of septic systems to surface water bodies in two neighborhoods located in Jacksonville, FL, USA, where nitrate due to septic systems is believed to be one of the reasons of nutrient enrichment and an isotope study indicates that denitrification is significant. While our study includes local and global sensitivity study to identify critical parameters to nitrate concentration and load estimates as well as uncertainty analysis to quantify uncertainty in model parameters, we only describe below the basic steps of using the software for nitrate load estimation in a deterministic manner. Continue reading
A widely recognized challenge that water, wastewater and stormwater utilities face is capturing the knowledge of workers before they retire. Over the past few months we’ve had many conversations with water utilities that are losing a high number of their most experienced workers due to retirements over the next few years. It seems like small and medium sized water utilities are particularly anxious about looming worker retirements and are proactively taking steps to capture knowledge now.
GIS has always been a system that water utilities relied on to capture individual knowledge, institutionalize it and make it available to all within the organization. So we thought it would helpful to explore some of the ways GIS can help preserve an organization’s knowledge. Continue reading