Bentley Systems Announces Availability of Chinese Translation of Water Loss Reduction

Technical knowledge and holistic approaches for addressing water

BEIJING–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of
comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure,
today announced that its Bentley Institute Press publication, Water
Loss Reduction, is now available in Chinese.

Water Loss Reduction, written by a group of industry experts from
all over the world, provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art technical
knowledge and holistic approaches for addressing water loss in urban
water systems. The book examines water loss reduction best practices
including model-based leakage detection, pressure management, water
balance or water audit (which is recommended by the International Water
Association), minimum night flow monitoring, and various device-based
leakage detection methods.

Dr. Zheng Yi Wu, Bentley Fellow, technical editor and co-author of Water
Loss Reduction, commented, “The best practices in Water Loss
Reduction are very useful in China where many long-distance water
transmissions, including the South-North Water Transferring Project, are
being completed to mitigate water shortages in large cities. However,
water is often lost from underground distribution pipelines due to
leakage. Reducing water leakage is not only the best alternative of
‘new’ water sources, but is also nationally strategic to sustain
economic development and on-going urbanization in China. Therefore, we
are pleased to offer this essential guide for Chinese utilities
committed to detecting, managing, and limiting water loss.”

The original English edition of the book was translated into Chinese by
Dr. Qingzhou Zhang, Dr. Yuan Huang, and the research team led by
Professor Zhao Hongbin from Harbin Institute of Technology. Professor
Zhao, the leading authority of water distribution modeling in China,
commented, “This book illustrates and elaborates on comprehensive
theoretical principles and practical applications, and its
state-of-the-art technical references demonstrate the innovative
research and real-world practices of urban water loss reduction and
management. This book project also sets an excellent example for
effective collaboration between Chinese and overseas institutions to
advance research and water system management in China. I sincerely wish
that this translated book, together with other work by our team, can
help to address the challenge of water loss reduction in China and
enhance water system management in general.”

The authors of this extensive work include: Zheng Yi Wu, Ph.D., Bentley
Fellow, research director, Bentley, U.S.A.; Malcolm Farley, CEng, CEnv,
C.WEM and FCIWEM, principal consultant at Malcolm Farley Associates,
U.K., and leader of the Publications, Communication and Conferences team
of IWA Water Loss Task Force; David Turtle, BA (Oxon), CEng, MICE,
supply planning manager, United Utilities, U.K.; Sanjay Dahasahasra,
Ph.D., member secretary, Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran, India; Madhuri
Mulay, Ph.D., head of IT Cell, Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran, India;
Joby Boxall, Ph.D., professor of Water Infrastructure Engineering,
University of Sheffield, U.K.; Stephen Robert Mounce, Ph.D., research
associate, University of Sheffield, U.K.; Yehuda Kleiner, Ph.D., senior
research officer and group leader at National Research Council, Canada;
and Zoran Kapelan, Ph.D., professor in Water System Engineering, Centre
for Water Systems at the University of Exeter, U.K.

The Chinese translation of Water Loss Reduction is published by
China Architecture and Building Press and is available in books stores
in China, and online at

About China Architecture and Building Press

Founded in June 1954, China Architecture & Building Press (CABP) is a
specialized technical press in China directly subordinate to the
Ministry of Construction. Being committed to the documentation,
conservation and enhancement of the splendid Chinese culture in
architecture, to the promotion of scientific and technological advance
of the Chinese construction industry, and to the publicity of
construction achievements in China, CABP has, in the past 50 years,
presented Chinese workers in the fields of architecture and construction
with a great number of excellent books. For more information about CABP,

About Bentley Institute Press

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of titles includes books covering MicroStation, building analysis and
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and design, and water and wastewater analysis – all written by experts
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About Bentley Systems

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geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with
comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction,
and operations of infrastructure. Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than
3,000 colleagues in over 50 countries, more than $600 million in annual
revenues, and since 2011 has invested more than $1 billion in research,
development, and acquisitions.

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