23 April 2013 — Bentley Systems has given $100,000 to Water For People in support of the organisation’s work improving water systems in emerging economies around the world.

Bentley, a software company, has also donated eight software products including MicroStation, WaterGEMS, SewerGEMS, FlowMaster and Bentley Map.

The software will be used by Water For People team members to design, engineer, and construct water systems, as well as to map the functionality of water points in every district.

Team members will access the software through Bentley’s STUDENTserver self-serve website, which will enable them to download, at no charge, current and future versions of the software and provide them with access to training and technical support.

Water For People teaches communities in Central and South America, Africa and India how to build, manage and maintain water and sanitation systems.