American Society of Civil Engineers

Digital Planning of Wastewater Flows in the City of Amsterdam

by Harry van Luijtelaar, (Senior Consultant, Department of Urban Water & Sewer Systems (SW&R), Tauw bv, PO Box 133, 7400 AC, Deventer, The Netherlands) and Egbert J. Baars, (Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Urban Water & Sewer Systems (DWR sector Riolering Amsterdam), PO Box 94370, 1090 GJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Section: Decision Support Modeling, pp. 1-11, (doi:

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Global Solutions for Urban Drainage
Abstract: The Department of Urban Water Management and Sewer Systems and the Tauw Consultants are developing a planning-tool based on a geographical information system. The aim is a system that is flexible and adaptive, and to realise this objective they are making use of recent developments in (standard) software and data management. The wastewater planning system intends to operate on a user-friendly interface which will connect digital information from different sources such as: wastewater production; city development locations for housing; public, commercial and factory areas; collection of polluted rainwater from main traffic roads and alternative routes of the wastewater transport system. The collection and flexible management of data is a very important part of the planning process.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Digital techniques
Wastewater management
Water flow