The status quo of modeling is ready for change. For years, engineer and planning teams have used hydraulic and hydrologic models to adjust and plan for long term changes to the system. Instead of investing in single use project models they have had to leave the completed models without updates for long periods of time, not knowing what is the most recent data to work from.
These challenges are pushing innovative engineering groups to look for solutions that are collaborative, provide the ability to operate in near-real-time, and ideally, the ability to access cloud computing for faster simulations. Having a master model database is crucial to these digital transformation efforts.