May 20, 2013 • Posted by April Windham
Last year at Hexagon 2012, Hexagon announced its new comprehensive, integrated water infrastructure management system. The Hexagon Hydrology Overall Solution – the H2O Solution, for short – incorporates Leica Geosystems’ total station and sensors, Intergraph’s monitoring and dispatch solutions, and Z/I Imaging’s geospatial tools to provide a complete picture of the health of critical water infrastructure.
The H2O Solution unites five role-based applications: operations and maintenance; risk assessment and management; emergency action planning; incidents and emergency response; and recovery and knowledge sharing. With the H2O Solution, it is now possible to monitor in real time and protect critical infrastructure such as dams and reservoirs, as well as surrounding property and life.
At HxGN LIVE in Las Vegas next week, there will be four sessions focusing on how the H2O Solution addresses aging infrastructure, ever-growing populations, the increasing of urbanization, and the world’s scarcity of resources. Below are descriptions of the H2O sessions:
3100: Shaping the Future of Our Water Resources: A Day in the Life of the H2O Solution:
Like any infrastructure, water systems present huge risks. When a dam crumbles or a levee is breached, the results can be devastating. The Hexagon Hydrology Overall Solution – the H2O Solution, for short – is a comprehensive water infrastructure management solution with integrated components designed to improve the construction, operability, and security of water management systems such as dams, reservoirs, and levees. It is comprised of total stations and sensors from Leica Geosystems, and monitoring, dispatch, engineering, and asset management solutions from Intergraph. Together, these components work to reduce the risk of infrastructure failure and safeguard against disaster by using real-time monitoring, early warning systems, and emergency operations plans. Join this session to see a real-time demonstration of the H2O solution by following a real-life scenario. We will addresses business areas such as design & construction, operation & maintenance, security & monitoring, and preparation & response.
3101: Dam Safety and Preparedness: React to Dangers in Your Community
Do you know if your jurisdiction is in a flood zone and at risk for a catastrophic failure? Most public safety agencies don’t. In fact, a full understanding of the risks associated with dams and levees in or upstream from your jurisdiction is difficult to collect and comprehend. Even more complex is how to react on the brink of major infrastructure failure. At a time when funding for mitigating these critical infrastructure weaknesses is at an all-time low, local public safety agencies need to work smarter to save time, money, and lives. This session focuses on dam and levee safety and how officials can be better prepared during major water disasters.
3102: Disaster Response: Rapid Delivery of Mission-Critical Information
Disaster events often present swiftly changing, broad geographic impacts. Emergency management operations fundamentally depend on geospatial technologies to successfully respond to these situations. Rapidly authoring, fusing, managing, and delivering data is crucial for up-to-date situational awareness and response and recovery efforts. Join us to learn how Intergraph geospatial solutions support the full spectrum of disaster response needs in a timely and cost-effective way. In this session, the presenter will highlight how to re-characterize an area using GIS and remote sensing techniques; quickly organize massive volumes of mission-critical data; and rapidly deliver data to all participants – even those with weaker bandwidths.
3103: Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief: Remote Sensing, GIS, and Server Technology to Plan, Respond, and Mitigate
Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HA/DR) planning for domestic and international agencies is based on four areas: preparedness, risk mitigation, response, and recovery. Disasters are dynamic and can leave lives, property, and infrastructure at risk to secondary repercussions. That’s why critical responders and incident managers need to understand an incident within a geographical context. Equally important is updating and sharing critical information as a disaster unfolds. Learn how GIS, remote sensing/image processing systems, geospatial server technology, and various communication devices can help you obtain near real-time updating and dissemination of critical information when it matters most.
For more information on the H2O Solution, please visit here.