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An Introduction to Hydraulic Network Modelling and SynerGi Water

  • Date(s)
    Thursday, 15 March 2018
  • Time(s)
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Members: €425
    Non-Members: €475

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.

  • CPD Credit
    6.5 hours   C1, C2


Understanding the hydraulic performance of your water network infrastructure forms the cornerstone of asset management.  It ensures water authorities are providing customers with the highest levels of service, whilst helping optimise their capital investment programmes for minimum cost and maximum benefit.  A network model provides an accurate tool which can be used to understand the hydraulics of an existing water system, how proposed network changes will impact the customer and also trial multiple designs for network improvement.  Network modelling has become the basis for all important engineering decisions in the industry and has an important role in shaping the future of asset management.

The course covers the scientific principles behind network models, including an introduction to hydraulics, before exploring how models are formed and how their simulations operate.  By the end of the course, the trainees should be able to run a model simulation, extract and interpret the simulation results, with an understanding of the models capabilities and limitations.  Attendees will be able to make simple operational changes in the model and measure their impact on customers.

Whilst the principles taught in this course can be applied across a wide range of network modelling software products, the SynerGi software package will be used during the course to provide hands-on modelling experience.

Course Aim

To provide candidates with a detailed understanding of the hydraulic principles used in water network modelling, how they are applied and interpreted, the benefits and limitations of models and how to become a modelling operator. 

Course Objectives

After the course, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand the hydraulics of a water network.
  • Know what mechanisms hydraulic models use to simulate water systems.
  • Run modelling simulations using existing models.
  • Use the model to display key engineering information and interpret modelling results.
  • Modify network model features to assess the impact of various schemes.

Course Programme

  • Understanding Hydraulics and Modelling Terminology
  • Introduction to modelling, Model Management, User Interface & Navigation
  • Customers & Demand, Demand Allocation & Demand Modelling
  • Configuring a simulation, model calculations & loading model results
  • Model Controls - Making Operational System Changes

NOTE: Participants are required to bring a laptop with Synergi 4.6 license or above.

Who should attend?

This one day training course provides an introduction to network modelling and could be suitable for individuals either looking to become water modellers, or those looking to better understand modelling outputs from a management prospective.  

Trainer Profile

Richard Barnes BEng IpDip

Senior Engineer, HydroCo

Richard comes from a Mechanical Engineering background having read a degree in Engineering Design and Materials at the University of Portsmouth.  He had a years’ experience as a design engineer for a renowned metrology company, before starting his career within the water industry at HydroCo.  Richard has since achieved over 15 years’ service for the water industry and in his current role of Senior Engineer, runs a small project team which serves a variety of core clients.  He has been involved in a breadth of projects, from building network models throughout the UK, through to more advanced asset management studies and is fully conversant in both InfoWorks WS and Synergi software packages.  He is regarded as an expert in hydraulic modelling and a real innovator within his field, often playing technical lead to many of the more challenging projects in our companies’ portfolio.  Richard is well known within the UK water modelling industry through his exploits within the CwMAG organisation, running their website and membership system since the groups conception.  

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15 March 2018


Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.