Water Infrastructure System Modeling


The water infrastructure of Chicago has been an important issue for this metropolis for a long time. Though close to Lake Michigan and Chicagoan has completed several amazing construction to serve its citizen, the combined sewer system left problematic situation when facing storm rain.

Aim for researching this giant infrastructure in order to improve it, we first has to built a simulation model of this system. With the technology of GIS and Sensor, we expect there will be a responsive system built to deal with the unpredictable rainfall, aid current TARP system to work better and reduce the sewer overflow.

1. Analyze current infrastructure, using UML diagram to design a digital model to simulate the weather changing and accordingly what situation will the system be facing and how will it fail. Using routing to test the flow of waste water.

2. Brainstorm and exploring new solution for that.

3. Connect Design solution with simulation data, create responsive intelligent system. For instance, movable facility to leading water path; using changeable infiltration material in large open space to adjust flow of sewer in real time.







What is a Smarter City?

Infrastructure. Operations. People.

What makes a city? The answer, of course, is all three. A city is an interconnected system of systems. A dynamic work in progress, with progress as its watchword. A tripod that relies on strong support for and among each of its pillars, to become a smarter city for all.


Smarter cities of the future will drive sustainable economic growth. Their leaders have the tools to analyze data for better decisions, anticipate problems to resolve them proactively and coordinate resources to operate effectively.

As demands grow and budgets tighten, solutions also have to be smarter, and address the city as a whole. By collecting and analyzing the extensive data generated every second of every day, tools such as the IBM Intelligent Operations Center coordinate and share data in a single view creating the big picture for the decision makers and responders who support the smarter city.