Hexagon’s Smart H2O Solution: Solving Potential Problems Before They Happen

The Hexagon Smart H2O Solution made its first debut at two leading dam safety conferences. The solution was demonstrated at the 81st Annual Meeting of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD), and the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) Dam Safety Conference, giving attendees a tangible and comprehensive view of the solution in a dynamic and powerful way.

At ICOLD, the Smart H2O Solution was on display in The Exhibition, allowing U.S. and international organisations to view the solution’s offerings for the design, construction, operation and maintenance and safety of dams. Hexagon brands IMoSS and Intergraph®, were there as event sponsors, giving Hexagon and the Smart H2O Solution great exposure as hundreds of ICOLD attendees stopped by to talk to solution experts and left with a sense of excitement that – finally – a comprehensive, integrated and real-time solution is now available to address their key challenges.

The sustainable development of renewable resources with environmental stewardship is of great importance as developed and developing countries seek to strengthen and maintain critical infrastructure. The United States alone has almost 85 000 dams that deliver a wide range of benefits including water and power supply, flood risk management, water quality, recreation, sedimentation control and more. As a whole, there are hundreds of thousands of dams around the world providing the same utilities and benefits. However, as with any infrastructure, dams present huge risks. Regardless of cause – natural or man-made – a single threat can result in significant destruction. When a dam crumbles, a reservoir floods or a levee is breached, the results can be devastating, including loss of life, massive property damage or long-term environmental consequences. It is imperative we discover better ways to control and secure our water resources.

The Smart H2O Solution is a comprehensive, integrated water infrastructure management system that helps solve a potential deadly problem before it actually becomes one. The Smart H2O Solution combines 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 critical water infrastructure. Together, they work to reduce the risk of infrastructure failure by keeping it protected and healthy, as well as safeguard it against disaster through the use of real-time monitoring, early warning systems and emergency operations plans.

Hexagon is getting involved and taking action. Attending ICOLD and Dam Safety was an opportunity for us to share our experience, expertise and innovative solutions with those who might have been unaware of the groundbreaking advances technology has made. These advances can help them better understand their risk, solve their most critical challenges and manage them effectively. Decisions like this secure critical infrastructure, enhance their performance, protect the environment and ultimately save lives!

Justin Schmidt
Executive Manager, Synergy Solutions

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Justin Schmidt
Executive Manager, Synergy Solutions at Hexagon AB

Justin Schmidt has served as Hexagon’s Executive Manager, Synergy Solutions, for the past two years. Schmidt has worked across several IT industries with multiple IT solutions for 15 years, and has worked at Intergraph for 13 years in various business development roles around the world.

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