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East Riding of Yorkshire Council Selects InfoWorks ICM for Local Flood Risk Management
Leading Integrated Catchment Modeling Solution to Assist Lead Local Flood Authority in Compliance with Flood and Water Management Act 2010
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, July 1, 2014 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that East Riding of Yorkshire Council, UK, has selected InfoWorks ICM, the industry’s leading integrated catchment modeling solution, for local flood risk management. By taking advantage of InfoWorks ICM’s powerful 1D and 2D modeling capabilities and predictive analytics, East Riding will be better positioned to implement an effective and reliable strategy for local flood risk management and maintain regulatory compliance.
“As a Lead Local Flood Authority, we are required to prepare and maintain a strategy for flood risk management in our area,” said Andrew Cooper, Assistant Principal Engineer for East Riding. “InfoWorks ICM will help us undertake this challenge more efficiently and effectively by enabling us to model and assess the extents and impacts of multiple sources of flooding, and helping us develop and test solutions aimed at best protecting people, property, critical infrastructure and the urban environment.”
A hallmark of InfoWorks ICM is its dynamic integration of one-dimensional hydrodynamic simulation of flows in rivers, open channels, and pipe networks with two-dimensional hydrodynamic simulation of surface flooding in the urban environment and river floodplain. The industry-leading software provides a powerful solution for simultaneously modeling belowground and aboveground elements of catchments to accurately represent all flow paths and improve understanding of processes occurring in the holistic environment. The software also takes into account interactions of natural and man-made environments and effectively simulates the water quality impact of polluting runoff and effluent from urban areas. Such advanced capabilities greatly enhance wastewater utilities’ ability to predict overflows; support cost-effective drainage design and management; develop online urban flooding forecasts; conceive and evaluate sound and reliable urban catchment strategies such as storm sewer separation, active real-time control, and provision of adequate additional storage; and improve the operation of any drainage system.
As a sophisticated tool for importing, tracking and auditing large amounts of highly complex data, InfoWorks ICM facilitates the development of cost-effective, innovative solutions to engineering challenges as well as a complete understanding of the processes involved. Multiple simulations can be scheduled across a pool of workstations with results returned to a single location, making for highly effective use of computing resources.
“The Innovyze family of smart network modeling and management solutions continues to be the standard for the world’s largest and most prominent water and wastewater utilities,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, NAE, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F. ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “We are pleased that East Riding has chosen InfoWorks ICM to help the Authority gain a better understanding of current and future extents and impacts of flooding in their areas. Its powerful features will greatly help them improve emergency planning and recovery and develop the solution that best meets their business challenges. We look forward to being a vital part of the continued success of this respected enterprise.”

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Launceston City Council Selects Innovyze Smart Real-Time Modeling, Forecasting and Risk Assessment Solutions
InfoWorks ICM, ICMLive and ICM RiskMaster to Assist in Implementing Powerful Real-Time Risk-Based Flood Management Policies
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, June 24, 2014 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that Launceston City Council, Australia, has selected InfoWorks ICMICMLive and ICM RiskMaster, the industry’s leading operational forecasting, modeling and risk-based management solutions for urban and rural drainage systems, for its flood risk management program. The purchase will help Launceston to harness the power of real-time data, scenario planning and predictive modeling to develop a real-time planning framework for making the most effective decisions on flood risk management and alleviation strategies.
Joshua Coates, Hydraulic Engineer for Launceston City Council advises “Launceston City Council is excited to useInfoWorks ICM to better understand overland flow throughout the urban area. It will allow us to make the most of our GIS data. We are particularly interested in ICM RiskMaster as this tool will be invaluable in the development of our forward capital program.”
The City of Launceston is a local government area of Tasmania, encompassing about half of the greater Launceston area in northern Tasmania as well as a region to the northeast of Launceston, encompassing towns such as Lilydale. Its population of 67,190 is the highest of any Local Government Area in Tasmania. Nestled between three substantial river systems, Launceston is a river city, and its rivers present a major threat of flooding. Well-designed and reliable flood protection is essential to reducing the risk of harm to people and major damage to buildings and infrastructure. The full range of InfoWorks ICMICMLive and ICM RiskMaster solutions provides a complete real-time decision making power tool for comprehensive and cost-effective flooding and sedimentation management. Among its many powerful capabilities, the combination will enable the City to quickly calculate the impact of potential flooding events, model the results of different alleviation strategies, and select the best intervention approach.
“Launceston City Council is a great example of a progressive enterprise embracing the power of real-time modeling to best protect people, properties and the environment,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, NAE, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F. ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “We are proud that the City has selected our smart solutions to help minimize the consequences of flooding and meet its business challenges, and we look forward to being a vital part of its continued success.”

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Innovyze Debuts Integrated Catchment Modeling Sewer Edition
New InfoWorks ICM SE Delivers Higher Levels of Productivity For Sanitary, Storm and Combined Sewer Modeling and Management
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, March 4, 2014 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the release of InfoWorks ICM SE (Sewer Edition). Since its first release in 2010, InfoWorks ICM has rapidly become the solution of choice for integrated river, sewer and overland flow modeling by utilities, municipalities, local authorities and their consultants around the world. InfoWorks ICM SE incorporates all the powerful analysis features and capabilities of InfoWorks ICM for comprehensive sewer collection systems modeling, but without 2D simulation of surface flooding. In response to the specific requests of our vast wastewater user community, the new program gives wastewater utilities an enhanced set of tools and functionalities and an enriched modeling experience for managing and operating sewer networks. The changes reflect the Innovyze commitment to providing its users significant value and competitive advantages and quickly responding to their needs.
InfoWorks ICM SE is a fully-dynamic sewer network modeling solution that uses a fast, accurate and unconditionally stable implicit numerical solution scheme — providing a high degree of confidence in simulation results. It can be effectively used to model any complex sanitary, storm and combined sewer system, offering complete hydrology, hydraulic and water quality simulation and sophisticated real-time control (RTC) modeling capabilities. (As a specialized version of InfoWorks ICMSE does not model overland flow or 2D flooding.) The software automates many user-intensive operations, helping engineers minimize time spent creating, calibrating and simulating reliable sewer models and analyzing results. InfoWorks CS users will greatly benefit from an improved interface and visualization and reporting tools; additional modeling capabilities (e.g., SWMM5 and CS Horton infiltration, non-prismatic open channels, H2S, Algae, nutrient dynamics); enhanced database and scenario management; multivariable themes and mapping; and stunning graphics. Such advanced capabilities make it easier for users to set up, visualize and manage simulations, and arrive at fast, reliable solutions to support cost-effective drainage design, operation and management.
“We continue to listen to our customers’ wants and needs and devote extensive resources to delivering an extended product portfolio that not only recognizes user feedback but protects their investments,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, NAE, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “With InfoWorks ICM SE, users of InfoWorks CS can now fully leverage the increased power, flexibility and usability of InfoWorks ICM along with groundbreaking gains in speed, to easily generate optimized solutions as quickly as possible. The release empowers engineers worldwide with new levels of sewer collection system modeling and simulation flexibility.”

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InfoNet V14.5 Optimizes Asset Management Through Enhanced Analytics, Lifetime Modeling and Informed Prioritization of Rehabilitation and Replacement Programs
Sophisticated Weibull-Based Condition Assessment Analysis Facilitates Targeted Approach to Management of Rehabilitation and Renewal in Water Industry
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, February 25, 2014 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the release of InfoNet V14.5, a comprehensive set of water, wastewater, and storm water smart asset performance and condition modeling applications. The latest release adds significant customer-requested functionality that improves the software’s business analytics and data management tools. Together, these tools give utilities more ways to lengthen the useful life of their assets, streamline operations, optimize capital planning, improve system performance, and provide high levels of customer service.
InfoNet is a purpose-built asset management modeling and data analysis system for water distribution, wastewater collection and stormwater networks. Among its many advantages, it enables users to view, manage, integrate, validate, analyze and report on their network data to obtain accurate, up-to-date, auditable information on network infrastructure and performance. With formats that are easy to use and comprehend,InfoNet ensures well-informed, swift, cost-effective and action-oriented decision making for both day-to-day operational management and long-term network planning. To gain the clearest possible picture of their network infrastructures, users can integrate a host of applications and data sets they already use, including generic GIS, corporate databases, maintenance management systems, field data systems, SCADA, hydraulic modeling/analysis software and other corporate applications. The software can also directly integrate with the powerful Esri (Redlands, CA) ArcGIS (9.x-10.x) platform.
Many of the world’s water and wastewater networks are reaching or have exceeded their design lives and urgently need extensive upgrading through rehabilitation, repair, and/or replacement. As these aging systems deteriorate, they become increasingly vulnerable to structural failures. Such failures are often unexpected and catastrophic, resulting in significant service disruptions, flooding, and local area damage. To address these issues, InfoNet now includes sophisticated predictive analytics that can identify the pipes in the network that have degraded the most significantly, as well as the local regions where rehabilitation is required most urgently. Users can then create reliable, cost-effective risk-based capital improvement plans that improve operational efficiency and quality of service and keep assets performing at peak condition while making the most of limited budgets.
An understanding of how pipes fail combined with a quantitative understanding of the underlying causal factors likely to induce failure greatly enhances a targeted approach to rehabilitation planning. InfoNet now allows utilities to plan system improvements by scoring both the probability (likelihood) and consequence of failure for each underground asset. The assets with the greatest likelihood of failure and the greatest consequences of that failure will require the most critical attention. Probability of failure is determined based on the pipe’s physical condition and location as well as its hydraulic performance characteristics. InfoNet V14.5 uses an advanced Weibull analysis of failure data to provide estimates of asset lifetime and failure probability over time. Consequence of failure ranking draws on data such as service to critical facilities, total flow carried, population served, adjacent vehicular traffic and other related geospatial factors. Assets that affect system operation normally rate high on the consequence scale, while assets in poor condition have a high probability of failure. The risk of failure is then determined for each asset based on the Likelihood and Consequence of Failure.
Once the risk of failure is known for all pipe assets, appropriate interventions can be sought to reduce the risk where necessary. A Rehabilitation Advisor module considers engineering alternatives and identifies rehabilitation options based on the level of risk reduction compared to the cost of the intervention. Such a cost benefit analysis allows the user to prioritize tasks with specific objectives, e.g., maximum risk reduction for a given budget. Armed with a list of suggested rehabilitation tasks, the user can employ a Task Scheduling module to investigate their details, review their impact on the network and select the tasks to be carried out. Selected tasks can then be created and scheduled in the network.
InfoNet V14.5 enhancements further the Innovyze tradition of making powerful smart asset management tools available to an increasingly wider field of users, from water and wastewater utilities to engineering and management consulting firms. The release includes new features that extend the products’ range, along with powerful extensions to their analytic capabilities and specific enhancements to user productivity.
For a complete list of new features, visit the “What’s New” section of the online help for InfoNet V14.5.
“Utilities worldwide face the constant challenge of renewing and replacing aging and failing drinking water and wastewater network assets with limited resources,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, NAE, Hon.D.WRE,Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “InfoNet offers critical capabilities for meeting this challenge. In particular, the new Weibull analysis can assist in identifying the regions in the network that are most degraded and require immediate attention. The software’s comprehensive asset management, advanced analytics and data collection and analysis capabilities empower utilities to better assess and understand current conditions, predict and fix problems before they occur, and strengthen their infrastructures in a phased manner. They are also invaluable aids in reducing operational and capital spending, meeting service expectations and regulatory requirements, and putting their systems on the road to sustainability. The new release reflects Innovyze’s commitment to continuous product evolution to meet the ever-changing needs of our industry. Our customers count on this commitment to help make them the best-run utilities in the world.”

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If you have a lot a tweets as I do you can get lost in the tweets despite hootsuite, tweetdeck and other helpful aids.  You can search for a topic using Advanced Search in Twitter (Figure 1) or use a search URL with the search terms and the twitter source in the name to see the found links (Figure 2)

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Figure 2. Search Items Found from Twitter

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If you are importing a SWMM 5 File into InfoWorks ICM one problem you will have how to deal with difference in dry weather flow generation (DWF):

1. SWMM 5 has DWF enter at a node and ICM has DWF as part of the Subcatchment Loading
2. Thee Import and Export From ICM needs manual adjustment of the DWF
3. One way to do this is to make an ICM CSV file to import the DWF Section of SWMM 5 (Figure 1)
4. Which allows you to manipulate the flow DWF in SWMM 5 to the population based DWF in ICM and IWCS.

Here is one example
ObjectTable,subcatchment_id,population
hw_subcatchment,  S012-010 ,4.14841
hw_subcatchment,                   S005-005#1,7.8094
hw_subcatchment,                   S005-006#1 ,7.8094

Figure 1. DWF File for ICM (left) and the SWMM5 DWF Section Right

 

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Innovyze Introduces InfoWorks ICM RiskMaster Extension for Economic Evaluation of Flood Risks
Powerful Risk-based Analytics Enable Comprehensive Evaluation of Flooding Event Consequences and Alleviation Strategies
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, January 28, 2014 — Pushing the limits of smart water network innovation, Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the release of InfoWorks ICM RiskMaster. The revolutionary risk-based analysis extension enables InfoWorks ICM to accurately compute both the damage caused by specific flood events and expected annual flood damage. Calculations are based on the hydraulic, hydrologic and economic data for any number of simulated damage receptors including residential, commercial and industrial properties. These powerful predictive analysis capabilities provide InfoWorks ICM users with both a quantification of the current flood risk associated with their collection systems and a long-term planning framework for making the most effective decisions on flood risk management and alleviation strategies.
Traditionally, flood management policies have been based on the design standard approach, where policy makers decide on an appropriate protection level to be achieved (degree-of-protection) in designing and managing their collection systems. In contrast, flood management policies based on risk focus on the consequences of flood events and the best alleviation measures over a given time period.
With its powerful risk-based analytics, InfoWorks ICM RiskMaster expands the modeling power of InfoWorks ICM to let users accurately assess and better manage their collection systems and protect properties from flood events. Rather than expecting the collection system to simply service a specific loading level, the new extension directly takes into account all types of events based on their probability of occurrence. It combines the inundation results of multiple events with a database of receptors (properties) and their vulnerability, based on the probability of occurrence. The outcome is an estimate of the economic impact of floods in terms of expected annual damage (EAD) value, and a database of inundation depths ordered by return period, showing the predicted flood recurrence for each receptor. The results can be displayed in both tabular and graphical format. They provide a comprehensive view of the hydraulic system performance and the consequences of flood events. This critical information is invaluable to engineers and stakeholders in alleviating the impact of flooding by making informed, cost-effective decisions that improve the design, maintenance, rehabilitation and management of their collection systems. 
“Flood risk analysis methods provide the most powerful and effective means of evaluating flood damage reduction projects,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “With InfoWorks ICM RiskMaster, different flood risk management alternatives and their potential impacts can be readily assessed and compared, and the best plan identified. This tool gives users the vital power to take faster, more informed steps to maximize net flood reduction benefits (flood damage prevented by the plan) and more effectively protect our communities and waterways.”

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How an Inflow Time Series is Used in ICM compared to SWMM5 using H2OMap SWMM and InfoSWMM.  The main points are illustrated by blue bullet points in Figure 1.  ICM and SWMM 5 both use time series but in SWMM 5 one time series can be applied to multiple nodes.

1. Inflow Time Series Name uses a CSV file
2. The CSV file has time rows, flows for the number of nodes with inflow and column headers with the names of the nodes,
3. InfoSWMM, H2OMap SWMM and SWMM 5 have a user defined time series at loading nodes in the Inflow Icon,
4. A time series is used as the source of flow and the time series can be the same for multiple nodes.

Figure 1.  Inflow Time Series in ICM and SWMM5

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How to Make a Selection Set from the ICM Compare Command
The Steps are:

1.       Use the Compare Tool to compare two Networks
2.      Save the Compared Items to a CSV File
3.      Copy the Node and Links that are different in Excel from the CSV File
4.      Make a Selection Set
5.      Copy the Node and Link ID Names to the Selection Set

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Soffit Level

Posted: December 1, 2013 in ICM
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Soffit Level
(pipe technology) The top point of the inside open section of a pipe or box conduit.
The soffit is the highest point of the internal surface of a pipe or culvert at any cross-section. The soffit is also referred to as the pipe obvert.
So it is not quite the Crown of the Pipe.  Here is an image I found that hopefully explains it better.

 

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Here are the steps to make a Subcatchment with Green Ampt Infiltration in ICM:

1.       You use the Subcatchment, Land Use and Runoff Surface Tabs in the Subcatchment Grid (Bullet 1)
2.      The Subcatchment Tab has three Runoff Areas for Impervious with Depression Storage or Initial Loss, Impervious with no Initial Loss and Pervious Area (Bullet 2)
3.      The Runoff Surface percentages on the Subcatchment are connected to the Land Use Tab by the Land Use ID, in this example we are using Runoff Surfaces 22, 23 and 24 (Bullet 3)
4.      The Runoff Tab defines the Runoff Surfaces defined in the Subcatchment Tab and Land Use Tab (Bullet 4)
5.      You can define the Routing Model per Runoff Surface or SWMM in this case (Bullet 5)
6.      The type of Runoff Surface and Surface Type for each Runoff Surface or GreenAmpt for Runoff Surface ID of 24 (Bullet 6)
7.      The Depression Storage or Initial Loss Value for each Runoff Surface in the Runoff Surface Tab (Bullet 7)
8.     The Green Ampt Infiltration Parameters are defined to the right in the Runoff Surfaces Tab (Bullet 8)

a.      Suction in inches or millimeters
b.      Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity in inches/hour or mm/hour
c.       Deficit as a fraction
  
Figure 1.  Steps in defining Green Ampt Infiltration for ICM

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Subject:   My History with Various Versions of SWMM: SWMM3, SWMM4, SWMM5, XP-SWMM and InfoSWMMI first learned about SWMM in a brochure from the University of Florida when I was just a 17 year old senior in High School.  Water resources and the description of SWMM seemed to be worthy career goals at the time and I have been extremely lucky to have the opportunity to work and develop many SWMM related products in my working life.   I am especially proud that SWMM 3, SWMM 4 and SWMM 5 are both public domain and open source software.  You can open up and look at the code and add features and internal tests on your own.   You can customize the input and output of SWMM 5 if you want to but most importantly you have direct access to the source code so you can verify the computational algorithms.

InfoSWMM is an Arc GIS extension that works in Arc Map but we at Innovyze are proud that we have superb import and export features to SWMM 5 from Arc Map and use the SWMM 5 engine as our engine solution.   You can look at the internal workings of the InfoSWMM engine by downloading the current SWMM 5 C code from the EPA website http://www.epa.gov/nrmrl/wswrd/wq/models/swmm/   InfoSWMM also has all of the Arc GIS programming tools, Python programming,  editing and drawing features and Table of Contents attribute features to make a better model but that model will still use the open source SWMM 5 engine inside of InfoSWMM.    When you use InfoSWMM you are using the SWMM 5 engine  but with many extra input and output features to help prepare the data for the current SWMM 5 engine and analyze the SWMM 5 engine output  in maps, tables and graphs.

PS in 2013. I am now at my 40th anniversary of 1st hearing about SWMM, my 38th anniversary of seeing Wayne Huber or Jim Heaney mention SWMM in an Introduction to Environmental Engineering Course, my 36th anniversary of 1st seeing the SWMM 2 punch cards for a mainframe computer, my 34th aniversary of meeting Bill James of the Future CHI and Larry Roesner of CDM, my 33nd anniversary of being a coauthor and coprogrammer of SWMM 3, my 25th anniversary of being a coauthor of SWMM4, my 21st anniversary of being a XP-SWMM developer, my 15th year anniversery of being a Visual SWMM developer at CAiCE, 14 years since I first heard of Paul Boulos and MWH Soft, 13 years since I first meet Lew Rossman, 12 years since I first started working on SWMM 5 while at CDM will all of my great CDM colleagues (Jim Smullen, Ted Burgess, Carl Chan, Khalid Khan etc) and Lew Rossman and Trent Schade at the EPA and now 6 years at Innovyze with our worldwide network and dedicated engineers and developers.   I have also learned very much from our really good customers and their important/interesting models.

Odd, I thought I had a lot of experience before I joined Innovyze in 2008 but dealing with the synergy of support, development, sales and training for multiple software products around the world brings it with another level of understanding and insight into modeling and model development.  Thanks very much to all my Innovyze customers, Innovyze Management, Innovyze CSM’s, Innovyze Developers, Innovyze Support Engineer and Innovyze in general. My special thanks to Paul Boulos, Roger Ro and Chun-Hou Orr for their support, brilliance and creativity.  I could also thank hundreds or customers but Stewart and MJ stand out in my mind as being the best and most creative and I wish them both well in their future.  Kedric, Keith and Paul H are also standout CSM’s at Innovyze and I owe them a lot as does the engineering community in general.

I would be amiss if I did not mention my wife and three children/offspring who have had to live with the world SWMM for her whole married life or literally their whole lives in the case of my children.  I could not have done it without my wife’s organizational skills, hard work and patience.  We have learned from our children their whole lives – they are also hard working, brilliant engineers and writers/developers who have always impressed me as being smarter their parents, which made them easy to raise.  Here is a short video about how they helped me with SWMM

A Short Film: What Is The Meaning of Life? [inspired by & shot with & edited w/ ]

Best Regards,

Robert Dickinson


Innovyze Launches Educational Product Webinar Series

Beginning in September Innovyze is offering free educational webinars. The 14 part technical series runs through March 2014. Users and prospective users of Innovyze software can register for one or all of the events.

Innovyze推出教育产品系列网络研讨会

Innovyze推出教育产品系列网络研讨会

自9月Innovyze提供免费教育网络研讨会。14部分技术系列贯穿2014年3月。用户和潜在用户的Innovyze软件可以注册一个或所有事件。 每个研讨会将持续约一小时,现场由一个Innovyze的工程师主持,将包括:

Innovyze lanza educativos Producto Webinar Series

Innovyze lanza educativos Producto Webinar Series

A partir de septiembre Innovyze ofrece seminarios educativos gratuitos. La serie técnica 14 parte finaliza en marzo de 2014. Los usuarios y los usuarios potenciales de software Innovyze pueden inscribirse en uno o todos los eventos. Cada seminario tendrá una duración de aproximadamente una hora y está alojado en vivo por un ingeniero Innovyze e incluirá:

Innovyze शैक्षिक उत्पाद Webinar सीरीज की शुरूआत

Innovyze शैक्षिक उत्पाद Webinar सीरीज की शुरूआत

सितम्बर Innovyze में शुरू मुक्त शैक्षिक webinars की पेशकश कर रहा है. 14 भाग तकनीकी श्रृंखला मार्च 2014 के माध्यम से चलाता है. उपयोगकर्ता और Innovyze सॉफ्टवेयर की भावी उपयोगकर्ताओं घटनाओं में से एक या सभी के लिए रजिस्टर कर सकते हैं. प्रत्येक वेबिनार लगभग एक घंटे तक चलेगा और एक Innovyze इंजीनियर से जीने की मेजबानी की है और शामिल होंगे:

Each webinar will last approximately one hour and is hosted live by an Innovyze engineer and will include:

  • Technical Overview
  • Product Features and Benefits
  • Live Product Demonstration
  • Questions and Answers

Webinar Schedule:Risk-based Prioritization of Sewer Rehabilitation with InfoMaster Sewer

September 9, 2013

With InfoMaster Sewer, wastewater utilities and their consultants can leverage both their existing CCTV information and GIS data to create an optimized prioritized renewal/rehabilitation plan. Users can choose whether to weight their plan towards current conditions or towards a calculated risk (probability and consequence of asset failure and business risk exposure). NASSCO PACP, MACP and LACP V6.0 certified,InfoMaster Sewer also includes the ability to custom-built a multi-step decision tree of rehabilitation techniques based on current pipe condition and hydraulic capacity. The software provides a sound foundation to budgeting for proactive infrastructure renewal/rehabilitation work and responding to public inquiries about renewal schedules and priorities. Available exclusively for the Esri ArcGIS 10.x platform, InfoMaster Sewer includes components to run on desktop, web, tablet, and smartphone environments.

Real Time Water Distribution Forecasting and Modeling with IWLive

September 23, 2013

IWLive is the first product of its kind to combine hydraulic modeling, weather predictions, and current SCADA information to give water system operators a clear picture of how their system will behave in the future. IWLivecan be used to propose fixes to operational problems before they occur; common examples include: water main breaks, peak demand periods, real time fire flow evaluation.

Real Time Analysis of System Demands with DemandWatch and Demand Analyst

October 14, 2013

Short-term water demand pattern forecast is essential for cost-effective operation of distribution systems. A revolutionary short-term demand forecasting software, DemandWatch changes the way water utilities around the world leverage historical demand data to estimate future water demands for real-time, near-optimal control and management of their water distribution systems. Its primary strength lies in its adaptive demand forecasting process, which can continually update and refine estimated demand values in real time. Armed with this power, water utilities can better plan, operate and manage their water distribution systems, improve conservation measures, minimize energy consumption, meet regulatory compliance, and enhance customer service.

Using BalanceNet for Real Time Optimization and Energy Savings of Water Distribution Systems

November 4, 2013

Energy costs can constitute a largest expenditure for nearly all water utilities — consuming as much as 65 percent of an annual operating budget. BalanceNet is designed expressly to assist water distribution system operators and train new operators in managing their energy consumption more effectively by equipping control rooms with the real-time ability to develop sound, cost-effective pump scheduling policies that reduce operational costs. Designed for online applications with existing SCADA systems, BalanceNet reads real-time field data, instantly updates the network model and determines the pump and treatment plant operation schedules that will yield the lowest operating cost while satisfying the system’s hydraulic and water quality requirements. It uniquely combines an optimized mass balance model with an advanced network solver to quickly produce a set of near-optimal solutions for improving system operations.

Real-Time Surveillance of Water Distribution Systems with PressureWatch: Identifying and Managing Leaks and Breaks

November 18, 2013

PressureWatch provides water utilities the unprecedented ability to continuously monitor and assess their network hydraulic performance so that problems can be resolved quickly or avoided altogether. The software provides for rapid identification and warning of network performance problems, leaks, breaks, loss of system integrity, and other operational inefficiencies, and helps minimize their impact through early detection and location. It allows utilities to manage their water networks in a more effective and highly proactive way.

Real-Time Water Quality Monitoring and Compliance with QualWatch

Dec 2, 2013

QualWatch provides water utilities continuous real-time monitoring of water quality dynamics in their water distribution networks to help them quickly detect potential contamination and prevent security breaches. It enables water utility operators to instantly compare water quality data against regulatory requirements such as maximum contaminant levels and pinpoint any violations; recognize abnormal water quality changes caused by contamination; detect unanticipated normal events such as main breaks, backflows and sensor malfunctions; and spot the onset of anomalous incidents they can evaluate and act on. The result is proactive network water quality management that ensures safety and security for all consumers. QualWatch can analyze any standard water quality data — total chlorine, free chlorine, chloride, pH, electrical conductivity, total organic carbon, turbidity, total dissolved solids, nitrate, chlorophyll, oxidation reduction potential and other parameters — and help detect a wide variety of contaminants including pathogens, metals and pesticides.

Risk-based Prioritization of Water Main Replacement featuring InfoMaster Water

December 16, 2013

As the rapid deterioration of underground infrastructures progresses, many water utilities are struggling to develop a rehabilitation and replacement program that addresses the most critical pipes in the system. Many capital improvement programs spend millions of dollars annually on projects that do little to lower total system risk. You’ll learn how InfoMaster Water lets utilities leverage GIS, hydraulic modeling, work order management and other enterprise data to analyze the likelihood and consequence of pipe failure in a water network — and use this information to develop optimized risk-based infrastructure improvement plans. Available exclusively for the Esri ArcGIS 10.x platform, InfoMaster Water includes components to run on desktop, web, tablet, and smartphone environments.

Modeling and Eliminating Transients in Water Distribution Systems with InfoSurge

January 6, 2014Transients in water distribution systems are a major concern for pipeline analysis, design and operation as they have the potential to wreck or damage pipeline systems and equipment, reduce system efficiency, induce adverse water quality conditions, and threaten the integrity and quality of supply as well as public safety. Learn how to use InfoSurge to affectively diagnose and solve distribution system transient issues.

Advanced Integrated Catchment Modeling with InfoWorks ICM

January 21, 2014

Explore InfoWorks ICM, the first software in the world to successfully combine 1D simulation of flows in sewers with 2D simulation of surface flooding. It can be effectively used to accurately simulate the flow of stormwater and wastewater; predict flood risks; support cost-effective drainage design and management; develop online urban flooding forecasts; conceive and evaluate sound and reliable urban catchment strategies such as storm sewer separation, active real-time control and provision of adequate additional storage; and improve the operation of any drainage system.

Real-Time Modeling and Operational Forecasting of Sewers with ICMLive

February 3, 2014

ICMLive provides sewer system operators and engineers with ability to continuously monitor and effectively control the flow of stormwater and wastewater in their collection systems. A powerful risk assessment and real-time decision making tool, ICMLive combines the comprehensive integrated catchment modeling capabilities ofInfoWorks ICM with sophisticated real-time operational forecasting, early warning, and emergency management. It enables managers and operators to consider the influence of a full range of catchment factors in the management of flooding and the reduction of unregulated discharges; the optimization of storage and existing infrastructure, leading to savings on capital works; and the optimization of pumps to lower energy costs and reduce CO2 emissions.

Modeling and Control of Surface Flooding with InfoSWMM 2D

February 17, 2014

Two-dimensional (2D) simulation is better suited than one-dimensional simulation (1D) for modeling flows through complex geometries. These include urban streets and buildings, road intersections and other transport infrastructure, and open ground, where either the source or direction of flow is problematic to assume. In this seminar, you’ll learn how to use InfoSWMM 2D to perform a 2D overland flow analysis to better manage flooding and improve drainage and water quality. The software can be effectively used for many types of optimization studies like Green and Grey infrastructure including conveyance, storage and treatment as well as for sewer rehabilitation, conveyance, storage and treatment.

Designing and Implementing an Effective Unidirectional Flushing Program in Record time with InfoWater UDF

March 3, 2014

Unidirectional flushing (UDF) is the most effective way of cleaning water mains and maintaining water quality and system capacity. It also requires the least amount of water of any cleaning method. Valves are closed and hydrants opened to create a one-way flow that accelerates the speed of water in the mains, maximizing shear velocity near the pipe wall and producing a scouring action that effectively removes sediment deposits and biofilm. Learn how the automated design tools in InfoWater UDF, allow engineers to create these flushing sequences in record time.

Real-Time SWMM-based Modeling and Operational Forecasting of Sewers with SWMMLive

March 17, 2014

SWMMLive provides sewer system operators and engineers with ability to continuously monitor and effectively control the flow of stormwater and wastewater in their collection systems using the USEPA SWMM engine. A powerful risk assessment and real-time decision making tool, SWMMLive combines the modeling capabilities ofInfoSWMM with sophisticated real-time operational forecasting, early warning, and emergency management. It enables managers and operators to consider the influence of a full range of catchment factors in the management of flooding and the reduction of unregulated discharges; the optimization of storage and existing infrastructure, leading to savings on capital works; and the optimization of pumps to lower energy costs and reduce CO2 emissions.

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Innovyze Launches Educational Product Webinar Series
Beginning in September Innovyze is offering free educational webinars.  The 14 part technical series runs through March 2014.  Users and prospective users of Innovyze software can register for one or all of the events.
Each webinar will last approximately one hour and is hosted live by an Innovyze engineer and will include:

  • Technical Overview
  • Product Features and Benefits
  • Live Product Demonstration
  • Questions and Answers

Webinar Schedule:
Risk-based Prioritization of Sewer Rehabilitation with InfoMaster Sewer
September 9, 2013
With InfoMaster Sewer, wastewater utilities and their consultants can leverage both their existing CCTV information and GIS data to create an optimized prioritized renewal/rehabilitation plan. Users can choose whether to weight their plan towards current conditions or towards a calculated risk (probability and consequence of asset failure and business risk exposure). NASSCO PACP, MACP and LACP V6.0 certified,InfoMaster Sewer also includes the ability to custom-built a multi-step decision tree of rehabilitation techniques based on current pipe condition and hydraulic capacity. The software provides a sound foundation to budgeting for proactive infrastructure renewal/rehabilitation work and responding to public inquiries about renewal schedules and priorities. Available exclusively for the Esri ArcGIS 10.x platform, InfoMaster Sewer includes components to run on desktop, web, tablet, and smartphone environments.
Real Time Water Distribution Forecasting and Modeling with IWLive
September 23, 2013
IWLive is the first product of its kind to combine hydraulic modeling, weather predictions, and current SCADA information to give water system operators a clear picture of how their system will behave in the future. IWLivecan be used to propose fixes to operational problems before they occur; common examples include: water main breaks, peak demand periods, real time fire flow evaluation.
Real Time Analysis of System Demands with DemandWatch and Demand Analyst
October 14, 2013
Short-term water demand pattern forecast is essential for cost-effective operation of distribution systems. A revolutionary short-term demand forecasting software, DemandWatch changes the way water utilities around the world leverage historical demand data to estimate future water demands for real-time, near-optimal control and management of their water distribution systems. Its primary strength lies in its adaptive demand forecasting process, which can continually update and refine estimated demand values in real time. Armed with this power, water utilities can better plan, operate and manage their water distribution systems, improve conservation measures, minimize energy consumption, meet regulatory compliance, and enhance customer service.
Using BalanceNet for Real Time Optimization and Energy Savings of Water Distribution Systems
November 4, 2013
Energy costs can constitute a largest expenditure for nearly all water utilities — consuming as much as 65 percent of an annual operating budget. BalanceNet is designed expressly to assist water distribution system operators and train new operators in managing their energy consumption more effectively by equipping control rooms with the real-time ability to develop sound, cost-effective pump scheduling policies that reduce operational costs. Designed for online applications with existing SCADA systems, BalanceNet reads real-time field data, instantly updates the network model and determines the pump and treatment plant operation schedules that will yield the lowest operating cost while satisfying the system’s hydraulic and water quality requirements. It uniquely combines an optimized mass balance model with an advanced network solver to quickly produce a set of near-optimal solutions for improving system operations.
Real-Time Surveillance of Water Distribution Systems with PressureWatch: Identifying and Managing Leaks and Breaks
November 18, 2013
PressureWatch provides water utilities the unprecedented ability to continuously monitor and assess their network hydraulic performance so that problems can be resolved quickly or avoided altogether. The software provides for rapid identification and warning of network performance problems, leaks, breaks, loss of system integrity, and other operational inefficiencies, and helps minimize their impact through early detection and location. It allows utilities to manage their water networks in a more effective and highly proactive way.
Real-Time Water Quality Monitoring and Compliance with QualWatch
Dec 2, 2013
QualWatch provides water utilities continuous real-time monitoring of water quality dynamics in their water distribution networks to help them quickly detect potential contamination and prevent security breaches. It enables water utility operators to instantly compare water quality data against regulatory requirements such as maximum contaminant levels and pinpoint any violations; recognize abnormal water quality changes caused by contamination; detect unanticipated normal events such as main breaks, backflows and sensor malfunctions; and spot the onset of anomalous incidents they can evaluate and act on. The result is proactive network water quality management that ensures safety and security for all consumers. QualWatch can analyze any standard water quality data — total chlorine, free chlorine, chloride, pH, electrical conductivity, total organic carbon, turbidity, total dissolved solids, nitrate, chlorophyll, oxidation reduction potential and other parameters — and help detect a wide variety of contaminants including pathogens, metals and pesticides.
Risk-based Prioritization of Water Main Replacement featuring InfoMaster Water
December 16, 2013
As the rapid deterioration of underground infrastructures progresses, many water utilities are struggling to develop a rehabilitation and replacement program that addresses the most critical pipes in the system. Many capital improvement programs spend millions of dollars annually on projects that do little to lower total system risk. You’ll learn how InfoMaster Water lets utilities leverage GIS, hydraulic modeling, work order management and other enterprise data to analyze the likelihood and consequence of pipe failure in a water network — and use this information to develop optimized risk-based infrastructure improvement plans. Available exclusively for the Esri ArcGIS 10.x platform, InfoMaster Water includes components to run on desktop, web, tablet, and smartphone environments.
Modeling and Eliminating Transients in Water Distribution Systems with InfoSurge
January 6, 2014Transients in water distribution systems are a major concern for pipeline analysis, design and operation as they have the potential to wreck or damage pipeline systems and equipment, reduce system efficiency, induce adverse water quality conditions, and threaten the integrity and quality of supply as well as public safety. Learn how to use InfoSurge to affectively diagnose and solve distribution system transient issues.
Advanced Integrated Catchment Modeling with InfoWorks ICM
January 21, 2014
Explore InfoWorks ICM, the first software in the world to successfully combine 1D simulation of flows in sewers with 2D simulation of surface flooding. It can be effectively used to accurately simulate the flow of stormwater and wastewater; predict flood risks; support cost-effective drainage design and management; develop online urban flooding forecasts; conceive and evaluate sound and reliable urban catchment strategies such as storm sewer separation, active real-time control and provision of adequate additional storage; and improve the operation of any drainage system.
Real-Time Modeling and Operational Forecasting of Sewers with ICMLive
February 3, 2014
ICMLive provides sewer system operators and engineers with ability to continuously monitor and effectively control the flow of stormwater and wastewater in their collection systems. A powerful risk assessment and real-time decision making tool, ICMLive combines the comprehensive integrated catchment modeling capabilities ofInfoWorks ICM with sophisticated real-time operational forecasting, early warning, and emergency management. It enables managers and operators to consider the influence of a full range of catchment factors in the management of flooding and the reduction of unregulated discharges; the optimization of storage and existing infrastructure, leading to savings on capital works; and the optimization of pumps to lower energy costs and reduce CO2 emissions.
Modeling and Control of Surface Flooding with InfoSWMM 2D
February 17, 2014
Two-dimensional (2D) simulation is better suited than one-dimensional simulation (1D) for modeling flows through complex geometries. These include urban streets and buildings, road intersections and other transport infrastructure, and open ground, where either the source or direction of flow is problematic to assume. In this seminar, you’ll learn how to use InfoSWMM 2D to perform a 2D overland flow analysis to better manage flooding and improve drainage and water quality. The software can be effectively used for many types of optimization studies like Green and Grey infrastructure including conveyance, storage and treatment as well as for sewer rehabilitation, conveyance, storage and treatment.
Designing and Implementing an Effective Unidirectional Flushing Program in Record time with InfoWater UDF
March 3, 2014
Unidirectional flushing (UDF) is the most effective way of cleaning water mains and maintaining water quality and system capacity. It also requires the least amount of water of any cleaning method. Valves are closed and hydrants opened to create a one-way flow that accelerates the speed of water in the mains, maximizing shear velocity near the pipe wall and producing a scouring action that effectively removes sediment deposits and biofilm. Learn how the automated design tools in InfoWater UDF, allow engineers to create these flushing sequences in record time.
Real-Time SWMM-based Modeling and Operational Forecasting of Sewers with SWMMLive
March 17, 2014
SWMMLive provides sewer system operators and engineers with ability to continuously monitor and effectively control the flow of stormwater and wastewater in their collection systems using the USEPA SWMM engine. A powerful risk assessment and real-time decision making tool, SWMMLive combines the modeling capabilities ofInfoSWMM with sophisticated real-time operational forecasting, early warning, and emergency management. It enables managers and operators to consider the influence of a full range of catchment factors in the management of flooding and the reduction of unregulated discharges; the optimization of storage and existing infrastructure, leading to savings on capital works; and the optimization of pumps to lower energy costs and reduce CO2 emissions.

via Blogger http://www.swmm5.net/2013/08/innovyze-launches-educational-product.html

Subject:  Steps in Using RDII Analyst for InfoSWMM, ICM and InfoSewer

 

Step 1: Create a Base UH  in the Operation Tab of the Attribute Browser using RDII Analyst (Figure 1)

Step 2: Assign a UH to at Least 1 Node Using the Inflow Icon  

Step 3: Open Up RDII Analyst and Click on New to Create a RDII Session    

Step 4: Define the Flow and Rainfall File     

Step 5: Review the Imported Flow Time Series Step 6: Review the Imported Rainfall  Time Series          

Step 7: Units and RDII Analyst Dates are Controlled by the Simulation Manager   

Step 8: Extract DWF from the Flow Time Series    

Step 9: Assign a UH to at Least 1 Node Using the Inflow Icon  

Step 10: View the DWF Pattern         

Step 11: Create the RDII Time Series          

Step 12: View the RDII Time Series   

Step 13: Run Once Feature to See how Good the Current RTK Parameters are in matching the monitored flow

Step 14: You can use Graph Control to show the mean of the Observed and Predicted RDII on one Graph.        

Step 15: Calibrate the RTK Parameters        

Step 16: Run the GA 

Step 17: Assign the Intermediate Answers  to the UH     

Step 18: View the Calibration Graph  

Step 19: Event Identification   

Step 20: Assign the Found DWF Pattern     

Step 21: Node DWF and RDII Inflow

Step 22: 3 RDII UH’s Used in the Simulation of the RDII Flows 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Figure 1.  RDII Analyst is part of the InfoSWMM or H2OMAP SWMM Suite but the derived RTK parameters can be used in either InfoSWMM, SWMM5, ICM or InfoSewer

 

 

 


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Note:  Types of Stormwater Inlets from HEC12 and HEC22

 

Stormwater Inlets consist of four main types (http://onlinemanuals.txdot.gov/txdotmanuals/hyd/storm_drain_inlets.htm) with most common shown in Figure 1.

 

1.   Curb opening inlets either at a sag or continuous on the street,

2.   Grate Inlets either at a sag or in combination with a Curb opening

3.   Slotted Drains in parking lots which can be simulated as curb opening inlets and

4.   Combination inlets either at a sag or continuous on the street which combine a curb opening inlet and a grate inlet for the stormwater runoff

 

A sag inlet is the end of the line for the runoff because the flow and its debris load have no other place to go as described in the HEC-22 and HEC-12 manuals and a continuous grade inlet is designed to capture the entire runoff flow but if the flow is too large or the inlet is clogged the bypassed flow can travel past the inlet and flow on down the street to a new inlet.   The interception of a sag inlet is ultimately 100 percent but the amount of interception by a continous inlet is variable and is governed by the width of the opening, the grade of the street, the splash over velocity and the amount of side and flontal flow in a grated or combination inlet which is governed by the width and the length of the grate.  Any flow in a continous opening inlet that is not captured ends up as bypass flow and travels down the downstream link or conduit (Figure’s 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6).

 

 

Figure 1.  Common Types of Stormwater Inlets on Streets

 

Figure 2.  Continuous Grate Inlet(1) and Sag Curb Opening Inlet(4)

 

 

Figure 3.  Curb Opening Inlets(2)

 

 

Figure 4.  Continuous Curb Opening Inlet(2)

 

 

 

Figure 5: Grate Inlets and Combination Inlets (1, 3 and 5)

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Subject:   How to Subdivide Subcatchments in SWMM 5

 

If you want to subdivide a larger Subcatchment in SWMM 5 and get around the same peak flow then a good suggestion would be to make sure that (Figure 1):

 

1.   The sum of the new areas equals the original Subcatchment Area and

2.   The sum of the total Width values equals the original Subcatchment Width on the one Subcatchment

3.   The infiltration, percent imperviousness, roughness and depression storage should be the same. 

 

Figure 1.  Subdividing a Subcatchment

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You may have notices new links to the Innovyze Insider Blog http://blog.innovyze.com/which is a WordPress blog with Categories for various Innovyze Modeling Platforms.  Current categories include CapPlan Sewer, H2oMPap Sewer, H2oMAP SWMM, InfoMaster, Infonet, InfoSewer, InfoSWMM, InfoWater, InfoWorks CS, InfoWorks SD, InfoWorks ICM, InfoWorks RS, InfoWorks WS and IWLive.  Figure 1 shows what it currently look like with a good blog about the needed dimensions in a model.

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Subject:   Modeling H2S in InfoSWMM, ICM and InfoSewer
You can model Sulfide in InfoSWMM/ICM and InfoSewer using the H2S water quality modeling option which uses BOD5 loading at nodes to estimate the  S concentration in the nodes and links of the network using constant network parameters for: 

1.       The Reaction Rate Coefficient,
2.       The Sulfide Loss Coefficient,
3.       Sulfide Flux Coefficient,
4.       Temperature in Degrees C,
5.       Soluble Sulfide Percentage,
6.       pH for the whole network, and
7.       The Ionization Constant.

Relationship between BOD5 and EBOD
Figue 1.  The concentation  of H2S and BOD5 can be graphed at each node and link.
Figure 2.   Dialogs for H2S and BOD5 in InfoSWMM

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Wallingford User Group - Drainage and Flooding

19 June – Drainage and Flood Modelling

20 June – Drainage and Flooding Real-Time Operational Systems and Asset Management

Innovyze would like to invite you to join us for one or both of our Drainage and Flooding User Group Meetings, to be held on Wednesday June 19, 2013 and Thursday June 20, 2013. These informal events, designed to bring together users of Innovyze’s Drainage and Flooding products, will be held at the Fountain Conference Centre, Howbery Park, Oxfordshire.
The meetings will contain presentations by Innovyze staff, as well as user presentations. The first of the two meetings will focus on Drainage and Flood Modelling The second meeting will focus on Drainage and Flooding Real-Time Operational Systems and Asset Management. The meetings will be highly relevant to all users of Innovyze’s products, who will benefit not only from the sessions, but also from informal networking with industry colleagues.
To attend either event please use the registration form below.
Stay up to date with all Innovyze news and events by following us on Twitter: @Innovyze

Who should attend?

New, experienced or potential users interested in meeting users and hearing about the latest software developments and how they are being used.

 

Date and Time

Each meeting will run from 9:00am – 4:30pm. Attendance at the seminar is free of charge and lunch and refreshments will be provided as part of the meeting.

Provisional Agenda

19 June – Drainage and Flood Modelling

Time Topic Speaker Organisation
08:45 Arrival Tea/Coffee    
09:30 Welcome/Housekeeping Andrew Walker Innovyze
09:35 Opening Address TBC Innovyze
09:55 2D Terrain Sensitive Meshing in InfoWorks ICM Andrew Walker Innovyze
10:20 Techniques for Modelling Pluvial Runoff Richard Allitt RAA
10:50 GIS-Based Design of Network Infrastructure using InfoSewer Liu Yang Innovyze
11:10 Tea/Coffee Break    
11:30 Connecting with Innovyze Anthony Wisdom Innovyze
11:40 2D Structures in InfoWorks ICM Mike Reeves Innovyze
12:00 Remote Simulations – A Live Demonstration Andrew Walker Innovyze
12:25 User Presentation TBC TBC
12:45 Tips and Tricks for InfoWorks CS Raana Tohid Innovyze
13:00 Lunch    
14:00 An Overview of InfoWorks ICM for River Modelling Ruth Clarke Innovyze
14:25 Building a River Model in InfoWorks ICM Andrew Walker Innovyze
14:45 A User’s Perspective of InfoWorks ICM Krisian Ravnkilde Atkins
15:05 InfoSWMM – An ESRI-Integrated Alternative for Sewer/Storm Modelling Liu Yang Innovyze
15:20 Tea/Coffee Break    
15:35 2D Inlets in InfoWorks ICM Mike Reeves Innovyze
16:00 User Presentation TBC Clear Environmental Consultants
16:20 Tips and Tricks for InfoWorks ICM Raana Tohid Innovyze
16:30 User Group Meeting Finishes    

20 June – Drainage and Flooding Real-Time Operational Systems and Asset Management

Time Topic Speaker Organisation
08:45 Arrival Tea/Coffee    
09:30 Operational Forecasting Overview Ruth Clarke Innovyze
09:45 Operational Forecasting Case Studies Richard Body Innovyze
10:15 Radar and Rainfall Susana Ochoa-Rodriguez Imperial College London
10:45 InfoWorks TSDB – A New Way of Storing Time Varying Data in InfoWorks ICM Ruth Clarke Innovyze
11:00 Tea/Coffee Break    
11:30 Asset Management Overview Andrew Brown Innovyze
11:40 Asset Management Case Studies TBC Innovyze
11:55 Effective Data Collection with InfoNet Mobile Mark Ellis Innovyze
12:10 User Presentation TBC TBC
12:30 ESRI Integrated Asset Management and Captial Planning with InfoMaster Liu Yang Innovyze
12:45 Lunch    
13:45 ICMLive – From Offline to Live in Under an Hour Ruth Clarke Innovyze
14:30 TBC Will Neale Thames Water
14:55 ICMLive – Alerts and Warnings Richard Body Innovyze
15:10 Tea/Coffee Break    
15:30 Extending and Customising InfoNet Functionality with Ruby Scripting Idris Nujjoo Innovyze
16:00 The Use of CCTV Surveys in Sewer Deterioration Modelling Matt Greetham University College London
16:30 User Group Meeting Finishes
Innovyze Press Release
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Texas Capital Adopts InfoWorks ICM for Comprehensive Stormwater and Flood Modeling
City of Austin Gains Greater Efficiency and Operational Flexibility by Implementing Integrated Catchment Management Solution
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, April 30, 2013 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for wet infrastructure, today announced that the City of Austin, Texas, Watershed Protection Department has implemented industry-leading InfoWorks ICM. The cutting-edge integrated catchment management solution gives Austin expanded power in improving drainage, minimizing the impact of flooding and water pollution and protecting the environment and public health at maximum cost savings.
Austin is the fourth largest city in Texas and the thirteenth largest city in the United States.  Recently ranked #1 on Forbes list of America’s Fastest Growing Cities, it is home to the headquarters of Fortune 500 companies and the main campus of the University of Texas. The Watershed Protection Department is focused on reducing the impact of flood, erosion and water pollution on the city in addition to managing its creeks, drainage systems and water quality programs.
InfoWorks ICM is uniquely suited to this multifaceted task. Its hallmark is its ability to dynamically integrate one-dimensional (1D) hydrodynamic simulation of flows in rivers, open channels and pipe networks and two-dimensional (2D) hydrodynamic simulation of surface flooding in the urban environment and river floodplain. This revolutionary software provides a powerful solution for simultaneously modeling below-ground and above-ground elements of catchments to accurately represent all flow paths and improve understanding of processes occurring in the holistic environment. It also takes into account interactions of natural and man-made environments, and effectively simulates the water quality impact of polluting runoff and effluent from urban areas.
Such advanced capabilities greatly enhance the ability of water organizations like Austin’s to predict flood risks; support cost-effective drainage design and management; develop online urban flooding forecasts; conceive and evaluate sound and reliable urban catchment strategies such as storm sewer separation, active real-time control and provision of adequate additional storage; and improve the operation of any drainage system.
“Water utilities worldwide rely on Innovyze’s smart water modeling solutions to better manage drainage systems, protect public health and safeguard our waterways,” said J. Erick Heath, P.E., Innovyze Vice President and Director of Americas Operations. “By upgrading to InfoWorks ICM, the City of Austin has gained the ability to accurately represent and model all flow paths and better manage flooding and improve drainage and water quality. We are excited to support this dynamic metropolis in meeting its business goals and optimizing its planning and operation activities.”
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InfoWorks ICM V3.5 Launches New Era of Smart Integrated Catchment Modeling
Major Advances in New Release Deliver Today’s Best-in-Class Solution
Broomfield, Colorado USA, March 26, 2013 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the release of the V3.5 Generation ofInfoWorks ICM. A comprehensive urban drainage modeling solution enabling users to work more efficiently and get the reliable information they need to make better design and operational decisions for optimal performance, InfoWorks ICM has rapidly become the solution of choice for integrated river, sewer and overland flow modeling among utilities, municipalities, local authorities and their consultants around the world. This release represents the leading edge in integrated, best-in-class smart catchment modeling for water utilities and river authorities. It incorporates many of the features requested by its global customer base —   clear indication of the Innovyze commitment to providing its users with significant value and competitive advantages while quickly responding to their needs.
A hallmark of InfoWorks ICM is its dynamic integration of one-dimensional (1D) hydrodynamic simulation of flows in rivers, open channels and pipe networks and two-dimensional (2D) hydrodynamic simulation of surface flooding in the urban environment and river floodplain. The combination, achieved through an implicit coupling of 1D and 2D flow equations, provides a powerful solution for simultaneously modeling belowground and aboveground elements of catchments to accurately represent all flow paths and improve understanding of processes occurring in the holistic environment. The software also takes interactions of natural and man-made environments into account, and effectively simulates the impact of polluting runoff and effluent from urban areas on water quality.
Such advanced features give water utilities greatly enhanced capabilities for predicting flood risks; supporting cost-effective drainage design and management; developing online urban flooding forecasts; conceiving and evaluating sound and reliable urban catchment strategies such as storm sewer separation, active real-time control and provision of adequate additional storage; and improving drainage system operation.
InfoWorks ICM V3.5 delivers groundbreaking gains in speed, fidelity and productivity for both 1D and 2D simulations of large and complex models. It also provides direct support to all 2D structures, including bridges, as well as sophisticated 1D/2D breach (dam break) modeling. The 1D model is used to represent breach growth and flow, while the 2D model is used to predict flood propagation in the inundated areas. This integrated 1D/2D approach allows improved flood risk and damage evaluation and better assessment of effective mitigation measures. V3.5 also includes numerous improvements in river and water quality modeling as well as enhanced results presentation including comprehensive statistical reporting of 2D simulation results. New functionalities also include hydrogen sulfide modeling and support of the Federal Highway Administration inlet and access hole energy loss method (FHWA HEC 22) and scalar and spatial Time Series Databases (TSDBs).
For a complete list of new features, visit the “What’s New” section of the online help for InfoWorks ICM V3.5.
“Innovyze has a long history of aggressive investment in R&D to ensure that its smart network modeling and management solutions lead the industry. InfoWorks ICM V3.5 represents the fullest expression of that technology leadership,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President and Chief Operating Officer of Innovyze. “The new release is a full generation ahead of other solutions available today, giving engineering professionals the most advanced and comprehensive toolset for planning, designing, operating and sustaining safe and reliable drainage systems that effectively protect public health and our waterways. The fact that customers are adopting the groundbreaking technology at a rapid pace reinforces our commitment to staying well ahead of the curve.”

Innovyze Releases ICM TSDB, Enabling Real-Time Data and Event Management

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Innovyze Releases ICM TSDB, Enabling Real-Time Data and Event Management

New Time-Series Database Allows Users to Transform Real-Time and Historical Data and Events into Actionable Information for Comprehensive Urban and Rural Catchment Modeling

Broomfield, Colorado, USA, February 19, 2013

Innovyze, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced the worldwide release of ICM TSDB. For the first time, this revolutionary time-series database for industry-leading InfoWorks ICMlets utilities archive, analyze and aggregate real-time and historical data, including radar images and meteorological forecasts, into user-defined actionable information. They can then use this data to drive simulations of past and future events for optimal management of urban and rural catchment systems.
Despite the widespread availability and use of 2D rainfall data and time-series network data (e.g., rain gauge, level gauge, flow gauge), collection system models are not continuously updated with real-time field and radar data. Their applications are therefore generally confined to offline analyses. While such analyses can provide useful information for network design and long-range capital planning applications, they lack the predictive accuracy critical to operational and emergency event management. ICM TSDB provides accurate network performance and operational information from real-time data, enabling engineers and operators to quickly and reliably assess the integrity of the network and respond to potential overflows, flooding and other non-routine events.
ICM TSDB extends the utility of smart network modeling to encompass real-time field and radar data-driven simulations and predictive forecasting capabilities. It brings all relevant data from disparate sources into a single system readily available for detailed analysis using InfoWorks ICM. This enables operators to detect problems before they become events, and gives them crucial time to react and reduce or eliminate the impacts of these events. Such advanced capabilities greatly enhance the ability of wastewater utilities and river authorities to predict flood risks, support cost-effective drainage management and online urban flooding forecasts, and improve drainage system operation.
ICM TSDB delivers a powerful combination of 2D rainfall data and time-series data, along with a suite of analytic and visualization tools that monitor the performance and capacity of collection systems. It gives users a comprehensive, real-time view into current system operations, enabling them to make informed, timely decisions. ICM TSDBprovides:
  • Flexible import, storage and export of time-series data including import from existingInfoWorks ICM events
  • Import, storage and export of 2D rainfall data on a range of geometries (both Cartesian and Polar) with a variety of source formats
  • Visualization and animation of 2D rainfall data
  • Creation, storage and management of user edits of time-series data
  • Addition of missing data or deletion/change of invalid data
  • Creation of custom overrides of the base data (what-if scenarios)
  • Merging of externally-supplied, user-edited and recurrent time series for input to a simulation or comparison with simulation results
  • Interpolation of time-series data at various stages in the data flow
  • Combination of rain gauge profiles and 2D rainfall profiles for direct simulation, including time-dependent prioritization of sources
  • Ability to use non-regular time steps for time-varying data (e.g., inflows, levels)
  • Seamless integration with any InfoWorks ICM model
ICM TSDB elevates the standards for smart network modeling by enabling operational and engineering level integration throughout the utility organization,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President and Chief Operating Officer of Innovyze. “This critical software tool will allow utilities and river authorities to productively learn from past events as well as effectively monitor, forecast and better react to future events. These capabilities enable a new level of vulnerability assessment and collection system protection while reducing or eliminating property and environmental damages and safeguarding public health. This is another step in our ongoing commitment to delivering superior value to our customers who plan, design, manage, operate, and sustain safe, reliable water and wastewater infrastructure systems.”

Innovyze Releases ICM TSDB, Enabling Real-Time Data and Event Management

New Time-Series Database Allows Users to Transform Real-Time and Historical Data and Events into Actionable Information for Comprehensive Urban and Rural Catchment Modeling

Broomfield, Colorado, USA, February 19, 2013

Innovyze, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced the worldwide release of ICM TSDB. For the first time, this revolutionary time-series database for industry-leading InfoWorks ICM lets utilities archive, analyze and aggregate real-time and historical data, including radar images and meteorological forecasts, into user-defined actionable information. They can then use this data to drive simulations of past and future events for optimal management of urban and rural catchment systems.

Despite the widespread availability and use of 2D rainfall data and time-series network data (e.g., rain gauge, level gauge, flow gauge), collection system models are not continuously updated with real-time field and radar data. Their applications are therefore generally confined to offline analyses. While such analyses can provide useful information for network design and long-range capital planning applications, they lack the predictive accuracy critical to operational and emergency event management. ICM TSDB provides accurate network performance and operational information from real-time data, enabling engineers and operators to quickly and reliably assess the integrity of the network and respond to potential overflows, flooding and other non-routine events.

ICM TSDB extends the utility of smart network modeling to encompass real-time field and radar data-driven simulations and predictive forecasting capabilities. It brings all relevant data from disparate sources into a single system readily available for detailed analysis using InfoWorks ICM. This enables operators to detect problems before they become events, and gives them crucial time to react and reduce or eliminate the impacts of these events. Such advanced capabilities greatly enhance the ability of wastewater utilities and river authorities to predict flood risks, support cost-effective drainage management and online urban flooding forecasts, and improve drainage system operation.

ICM TSDB delivers a powerful combination of 2D rainfall data and time-series data, along with a suite of analytic and visualization tools that monitor the performance and capacity of collection systems. It gives users a comprehensive, real-time view into current system operations, enabling them to make informed, timely decisions. ICM TSDB provides:

  • Flexible import, storage and export of time-series data including import from existing InfoWorks ICM events
  • Import, storage and export of 2D rainfall data on a range of geometries (both Cartesian and Polar) with a variety of source formats
  • Visualization and animation of 2D rainfall data
  • Creation, storage and management of user edits of time-series data
  • Addition of missing data or deletion/change of invalid data
  • Creation of custom overrides of the base data (what-if scenarios)
  • Merging of externally-supplied, user-edited and recurrent time series for input to a simulation or comparison with simulation results
  • Interpolation of time-series data at various stages in the data flow
  • Combination of rain gauge profiles and 2D rainfall profiles for direct simulation, including time-dependent prioritization of sources
  • Ability to use non-regular time steps for time-varying data (e.g., inflows, levels)
  • Seamless integration with any InfoWorks ICM model

ICM TSDB elevates the standards for smart network modeling by enabling operational and engineering level integration throughout the utility organization,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President and Chief Operating Officer of Innovyze. “This critical software tool will allow utilities and river authorities to productively learn from past events as well as effectively monitor, forecast and better react to future events. These capabilities enable a new level of vulnerability assessment and collection system protection while reducing or eliminating property and environmental damages and safeguarding public health. This is another step in our ongoing commitment to delivering superior value to our customers who plan, design, manage, operate, and sustain safe, reliable water and wastewater infrastructure systems.”

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Innovyze Announces Release of ICMLive;
Real-Time Operational Forecasting of Urban and Rural Catchments
Revolutionary New Product Equips Water Utilities and River Authorities
with Unprecedented Decision-Making Capability
Broomfield, Colorado USA, February 05, 2013???????Innovyze, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced the worldwide release ofICMLive??for real-time operational forecasting of urban and rural catchments. The pioneering release provides water utilities timely, accurate and reliable forecasts of what will happen within a catchment, based on past and current observations of a multitude of parameters along with future rainfall predictions. The product combines the comprehensive integrated catchment modeling capabilities of??InfoWorks ICM??with sophisticated real-time operational forecasting, early warning, and emergency management. This debut reflects Innovyze???s vanguard position in the water industry and its ongoing commitment to delivering pioneering smart water solutions that enhance the safety, reliability and sustainability of the world???s wet infrastructure systems.

Advances in computer simulation and hardware have made real-time operation of stormwater, wastewater, river and combined systems a reality.??ICMLive??allows both large and small utilities and water authorities to manage their systems more efficiently and effectively than ever before. A powerful risk assessment and real-time decision making tool, it enables managers and operators to consider the influence of a full range of catchment factors in the management of flooding and the reduction of unregulated discharges; the optimization of storage and existing infrastructure, leading to savings on capital works; and the optimization of pumps to lower energy costs and reduce CO2??emissions.

ICMLive??is designed to work automatically. Once a system is configured, real-time data is continually and automatically harvested and quality checked. This data can be defined by a number of parameters, including observed and forecast radar rainfall, online water quality measurements, and ancillary structure and pump operation time series. Simulations are run automatically at a user-defined frequency using the full hydrodynamic and technological capabilities of??InfoWorks ICM, including one- and two-dimensional modeling techniques, real-time control, dynamic water quality analysis, and GPU-enhanc
ed and remote simulation. Simulation frequency can change in response to user-defined conditions. For example, increased rainfall intensity can trigger a reduction in the interval between simulations.

Warnings or alerts triggered during the forecast period are instantly displayed via the rich??ICMLive??user interface, allowing system operators to see at a glance which areas need attention and what options might be taken. Comparison alerts can be used to highlight differences between observed and modeled results, enabling users to refine their models ??? creating unprecedented confidence in simulation results.

ICMLive??also allows operators to perform additional scenario analysis simulations, exploring alternative real time control scenarios, such as the impact of switching on a pump earlier than planned, and quickly seeing the effect of these changes on the system. The wide range of capabilities available in??ICMLive??allow it to be used as a key tool in the decision making process, enabling operators to take action to avoid system issues, release timely alerts, and quickly deploy response teams if necessary.

???Integrated catchment modeling is an invaluable tool for water utility planning, engineering and water quality departments,??? said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE,??Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President and Chief Operating Officer of Innovyze. ???However, translating these benefits to real-time operations has proven difficult. With??ICMLive, Innovyze has changed the paradigm for how and where integrated catchment models can be applied. This milestone solution gives engineering professionals the most advanced and comprehensive toolset available for planning, designing, operating and sustaining safe, reliable and efficient drainage systems while effectively protecting public health and our waterways.???

Pricing and Availability
ICMLive??is now available worldwide by subscription. For the latest information on the Innovyze Subscription Program, including availability and purchase requirements, visit??www.innovyze.com??or contact your local Innovyze Channel Partner.

Innovyze Announces Release of ICMLive;
Real-Time Operational Forecasting of Urban and Rural Catchments
Revolutionary New Product Equips Water Utilities and River Authorities
with Unprecedented Decision-Making Capability
Broomfield, Colorado USA, February 05, 2013 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced the worldwide release ofICMLive for real-time operational forecasting of urban and rural catchments. The pioneering release provides water utilities timely, accurate and reliable forecasts of what will happen within a catchment, based on past and current observations of a multitude of parameters along with future rainfall predictions. The product combines the comprehensive integrated catchment modeling capabilities of InfoWorks ICM with sophisticated real-time operational forecasting, early warning, and emergency management. This debut reflects Innovyze’s vanguard position in the water industry and its ongoing commitment to delivering pioneering smart water solutions that enhance the safety, reliability and sustainability of the world’s wet infrastructure systems.
Advances in computer simulation and hardware have made real-time operation of stormwater, wastewater, river and combined systems a reality. ICMLive allows both large and small utilities and water authorities to manage their systems more efficiently and effectively than ever before. A powerful risk assessment and real-time decision making tool, it enables managers and operators to consider the influence of a full range of catchment factors in the management of flooding and the reduction of unregulated discharges; the optimization of storage and existing infrastructure, leading to savings on capital works; and the optimization of pumps to lower energy costs and reduce CO2 emissions.
ICMLive is designed to work automatically. Once a system is configured, real-time data is continually and automatically harvested and quality checked. This data can be defined by a number of parameters, including observed and forecast radar rainfall, online water quality measurements, and ancillary structure and pump operation time series. Simulations are run automatically at a user-defined frequency using the full hydrodynamic and technological capabilities of InfoWorks ICM, including one- and two-dimensional modeling techniques, real-time control, dynamic water quality analysis, and GPU-enhanced and remote simulation. Simulation frequency can change in response to user-defined conditions. For example, increased rainfall intensity can trigger a reduction in the interval between simulations.
Warnings or alerts triggered during the forecast period are instantly displayed via the rich ICMLive user interface, allowing system operators to see at a glance which areas need attention and what options might be taken. Comparison alerts can be used to highlight differences between observed and modeled results, enabling users to refine their models — creating unprecedented confidence in simulation results.
ICMLive also allows operators to perform additional scenario analysis simulations, exploring alternative real time control scenarios, such as the impact of switching on a pump earlier than planned, and quickly seeing the effect of these changes on the system. The wide range of capabilities available in ICMLive allow it to be used as a key tool in the decision making process, enabling operators to take action to avoid system issues, release timely alerts, and quickly deploy response teams if necessary.
“Integrated catchment modeling is an invaluable tool for water utility planning, engineering and water quality departments,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President and Chief Operating Officer of Innovyze. “However, translating these benefits to real-time operations has proven difficult. With ICMLive, Innovyze has changed the paradigm for how and where integrated catchment models can be applied. This milestone solution gives engineering professionals the most advanced and comprehensive toolset available for planning, designing, operating and sustaining safe, reliable and efficient drainage systems while effectively protecting public health and our waterways.”
Pricing and Availability
ICMLive is now available worldwide by subscription. For the latest information on the Innovyze Subscription Program, including availability and purchase requirements, visit www.innovyze.com or contact your local Innovyze Channel Partner.

Indiana’s Largest Utility Looks to Innovyze for Smart Water and Wastewater
Modeling and Management
Citizens Water Chooses Industry-Leading InfoWater and InfoWorks ICM 
Broomfield, Colorado USA, December 4, 2012 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for wet infrastructure, today announced that Citizens Water of Indianapolis, Indiana, has standardized on Innovyze software for advanced water and wastewater modeling. The comprehensive software selection includes InfoWater for comprehensive ArcGIS-centric (Esri, Redlands, CA) water system modeling and InfoWorks ICM for dynamic sanitary sewer system modeling. The decision helps solidify Innovyze’s position as a leading provider of smart water network modeling and management solutions to the world’s largest cities and utilities.
Citizens Water is a nonprofit integrated water and wastewater utility established in 2011 through the acquisition of systems from the City of Indianapolis. The utility provides water service to more than 300,000 households and wastewater services to more than 230,000 households. “Citizens Water is dedicated to continuous system improvement that provides the greatest positive benefit for our ratepayers,” said Elena Rubchinskaya, Manager of System Modeling at the utility. “InfoWorks ICM and InfoWater give us the perfect blend of powerful analytical features coupled with ease of use. With this combination, our engineering team can simultaneous manage dozens of design improvement scenarios, prioritize rehabilitation, and optimize current operations — ultimately enriching our customer service while continuing to safeguard the environment.”
Built atop ArcGIS, InfoWater seamlessly integrates sophisticated analytics, systems dynamics, and optimization functionality directly within the ArcGIS setting. The InfoWater product suite comes equipped with everything water utility owner–operators need to best design, operate, secure, and sustain their distribution systems — from fire flow and water quality simulations, valve criticality, and energy cost analysis to pressure zone management and advanced Genetic Algorithm and Particle Swarm optimization. In addition, the software serves as a base platform for advanced smart network modeling, operational, capital planning, and asset management extensions. These critical applications include IWLive (real-time operations and security), InfoWater UDF (unidirectional flushing), CapPlan (risk-based capital planning), InfoMaster and InfoMaster Mobile (asset integrity management and condition assessment), InfoWater MSX (multispecies, temperature, and particle transport/deposition modeling), InfoWater BTX (event/particle backtracking), InfoSurge (surge/transient analysis), and Sustainability(carbon footprint calculation).
A hallmark of InfoWorks ICM is its dynamic integration of one-dimensional hydrodynamic simulation of flows in rivers, open channels, and pipe networks with two-dimensional hydrodynamic simulation of surface flooding in the urban environment and river floodplain. This industry-leading software provides a powerful solution for simultaneously modeling belowground and aboveground elements of catchments to accurately represent all flow paths and improve understanding of the processes occurring in the holistic environment. The software also takes into account interactions of natural and man-made environments and effectively simulates the water quality impact of polluting runoff and effluent from urban areas. Such advanced capabilities greatly enhance wastewater utilities’ ability to predict flood risks; support cost-effective drainage design and management; develop online urban flooding forecasts; conceive and evaluate sound and reliable urban catchment strategies such as storm sewer separation, active real-time control, and provision of adequate additional storage; and improve the operation of any drainage system.
A sophisticated tool for importing, tracking, and auditing large amounts of highly complex data, InfoWorks ICMfacilitates the development of cost-effective, innovative solutions to engineering challenges and fosters a complete understanding of the processes involved. Multiple simulations can be scheduled across a pool of workstations with results returned to a single location, making for highly effective use of computing resources.
“We work very hard every day to create and support the most powerful and advanced water utility business analytics technology possible,” said J. Erick Heath, P.E., Innovyze Vice President, Director of Americas Operations. “Citizens Water’s selection of Innovyze is unequivocal confirmation that our products are performing at the highest level and helping engineers design, manage, secure and operate sustainable wet infrastructure.”