Anglian Water Selects InfoWorks ICM

Leading Integrated Catchment Modeling Solution to Aid in Managing Flood Risk

Innovyze has announced that Anglian Water, one of the UK’s largest water and sewerage companies, has purchased multiple licenses of InfoWorks ICM (including Executive Suite edition), the industry’s leading integrated catchment modeling solution. By taking advantage of InfoWorks ICM’s powerful 1D and 2D modeling capabilities, predictive analytics and powerful simulation extensions, Anglian Water will be better positioned to effectively manage its large and complex sewer networks, develop reliable flood risk control plans, increase operational efficiency, maintain regulatory compliance, and improve customer satisfaction.

With a 27,500 square km service area, Anglian is geographically the largest water company within England and Wales. The company supplies over one billion liters of water every day to more than six million domestic and business customers through its network of 36,000 kilometers of water mains. About a billion liters of used water are flushed and poured into its sewers each day, delivered to 1,077 sewage treatment works through 76,355 kilometers of pipes. Because large parts of its region are flat and low-lying, the risk of flooding is high.

“The InfoWorks ICM sewer network modeling product continues to be the solution of choice for UK Water Companies,” said Andrew Walker, Client Service Manager and Product Sector Leader for Innovyze EMEA Operations. “Anglian Water is one of a number of highly-regarded water and wastewater service providers around the world to turn to our powerful, industry-leading system dynamics and business analytics solutions. They are keen to exploit the extraordinary step change in modeling capabilities that InfoWorks ICM offers to help them achieve the challenging AMP6 goals set by OFWAT, the UK water and wastewater regulator.”

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.

InfoWorks ICM Executive Suite also serves as a base platform for advanced integrated catchment modeling extensions. Among these critical applications are ICM RiskMaster (economic evaluation of flood risks), ICM TSDB (real-time data and event management), InfoWorks PDM (probability distributed moisture modeling), and ICMExchange (full-featured programmer’s toolkit for customized solutions).

“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, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “Anglian Water manages large and complex sewerage network and treatment systems and is the caretaker of many kilometers of river health. We are proud that this leading UK utility continues to consider our powerful tools the best choice for helping them meet their business challenges. In strengthening its comprehensive smart water network solutions portfolio with InfoWorks ICM, Anglian Water has demonstrated its exemplary commitment to both its customers and the environment. We look forward to being a vital part of this respected enterprise’s continued success.”