Bentley mini-documentaries announcement

Bent­ley Sys­tems wants to recognize two of its users who are presenting their digital advances in documentary mini-films that were shown online on September 8 and at the International Water Association’s World Water Congress in Copenhagen on September 11-15. This new video series, entitled Beneath the Surface, is produced by BBC Storyworks Commercial Productions.

It explores today’s most pressing water issues while showcasing the key innovations and solutions emerging in the industry and the incredible innovations being implemented around the world to preserve this precious resource for the future. The series includes inspiration from nature and the technologies that help us keep communities running and create a better future for water.

Two mini-documentaries created for Bentley show how digital advances are supporting engineering and operations to secure water supplies for their communities.

  • Port Water and Energy – The first film presents Águas e Energia do Porto in Porto, Portugal, a city shaped by water. The people of Porto rely on a company that works diligently to deliver safe and reliable water services. With thousands of sensors installed along waterways across the city, data is fed into a digital twin platform for analysis and optimal decision-making. After its deployment, the number of water service interruptions in the city decreased by 42%. This figure represents an outstanding 100% in continuous improvement since Porto first introduced a digital twin just two years earlier. The video details how they did it.

Port Water and Energy využívá technologii OpenFlows společnosti Bentley, která pomáhá snížit počet přerušení služeb o 42 %.

  • Joinville Water Company (CAJ) – The second film features the Companhia Águas de Joinville (CAJ) in the Brazilian city of Joinville, which is struggling with seasonal drought but has recently experienced one of the worst droughts in 30 years. Drought and water scarcity have a huge social impact on people’s lives. Access to water means dignity for people in the community. The hydraulic model and digital twin help to evaluate how well the system is performing, as well as verify changes that can be made to the system to see how it will respond. The result can sometimes be surprising. It’s not just the engineering work, but the impact it has and the connections that go far beyond the engineering work.

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Companhia Águas de Joinville developed a drought contingency plan, recognizing that access to water means dignity for people in the community.

The series highlights that, even in an uncertain climate and with new demands, we can look forward to our water systems continuing to deliver through new ways of thinking, incredible innovation and a commitment to keeping communities alive.

Documentary mini-films can be found at

Source: Aktuality – 2D a 3D CAD Design Software by

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