Case Study

WaterGEMS® Prioritizes Manila Water Facilities For Disaster Resiliency And Contingency Plan

Source: Bentley Systems
WaterGEMS® Prioritizes Manila Water Facilities For Disaster Resiliency And Contingency Plan

Located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, the Philippines experience frequent earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and typhoons that cause catastrophic losses. Manila Water Company, Inc., prepared a Natural Calamity Risk Resiliency and Mitigation Masterplan to ensure that there is a reliable water supply in the event of a natural disaster for the service area covering the East Zone of Metro Manila (the National Capital Region) and Rizal Province. Modeling with WaterGEMS illustrated what would happen if one or more interconnected supply systems shut down and which facilities would cause the most losses if they were operating at less than full capacity. The results helped Manila Water prioritize resiliency measures and contingency plans for more than 100 facilities, reducing potential losses by USD 380 million compared to USD 520 million without such measures.