Online water distribution model at Øvre Eiker, Norway

Building a bridge between planning, design and operation

Godt Vann Drammensregionen in Eastern Norway lies about 40 km from the capital city of Oslo. It is made up of nine municipalities with 160,000 inhabitants living in an area of 1,500 km2. There is one main Water Works that supplies to four out of the nine municipalities. The remaining five municipalities, including Øvre Eiker, have their own water treatment plants. Godt Vann Drammensregionen intends to move its entire water distribution network to an online environment to achieve an integrated solution in planning, design and operation, as traditional offline modelling has its restrictions. Our team successfully piloted an online water distribution model in Øvre Eiker, the first of its kind in Norway. The pilot sets the path for the awareness and future application of online modelling in the region.