Bentley Systems Incorporated announced that it will grant Haestad Methods software valued at $5 million to colleges and universities with degree programs in civil and environmental engineering.

The Haestad Methods water resources product line provides for design, analysis, and management of water distribution supply, municipal sanitary sewers, urban stormwater collection, roadway and civil site drainage, and flood control. Thousands of schools worldwide use Haestad Methods software in their engineering courses, as well as the authoritative Haestad Methods textbook, Computer Applications in Hydraulic Engineering.

Haestad Methods software can help supplement water resources courses in a number of ways:

  • Instructors can create examples of water, sanitary sewer, and stormwater networks as part of their courses
  • Students can design and analyze water resources systems
  • Instructors and students can present their research at workshops and conferences

Grants for Haestad Methods products are limited and will be awarded on a competitive basis. University representatives may request an application by E-mailing or visiting

Other Bentley-sponsored academic programs related to the Haestad Methods water resources product line include engineering scholarships, library donations, and UTalk, an online discussion group for university faculty, researchers, and students. For more information, E-mail, or visit

Source: Bentley Systems Inc., Aug. 24, 2004