Caution! The pipe network you are about to
build might not be the best possible drinking water system for your community. This hands-on session will explore the advantages
of using hydraulic modeling software to design efficient drinking water
distribution pipe networks. The
presentation will include a step-by-step introduction and sample project using
the free EPANET software. Participants
will learn how to develop a basic hydraulic model and use the resulting flow data
to design a better drinking water pipe network.
Biography – Mike Sanders
Mike Sanders is a Staff Engineer at S E A Consultants in Cambridge, MA.
He is a 2009 graduate of the Northeastern Univ. Civil Engineering
program. He was the chair of the EWB-NEU design committee during 2007 and
2008. Mike’s involvement in EWB-NEU included overseeing the design
and construction of a water transmission main and distribution system in Los
His senior design project included the design of a potable water system for El Carrizalito, Honduras. Having used
hydraulic modeling software to design two community water systems, Mike will
share what he has learned about using modeling software to design water pipe
systems for EWB projects. In this hands-on presentation, he will share
tips this exciting technology so that you will feel comfortable using this
method for your chapter's projects.