Innovyze Releases InfoSWMM Generation V14.5, Spearheading New Era in GIS-Centric Smart Wastewater and Stormwater Modeling

In its ongoing quest to equip the wastewater industry with the world’s most comprehensive and innovative smart network modeling and management solutions, Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the worldwide availability of the V14.5 Generation of its industry-leading InfoSWMM for ArcGIS (Esri, Redlands, CA). InfoSWMM V14.5 provides unique new capabilities and enhancements that comprise the most advanced approach to guiding and optimizing the planning, design, operation and management of larger and more complex urban drainage systems than ever before, including networks with over one million elements. It delivers many applications for drainage systems in non-urban areas as well.

A complete ArcGIS-centric urban drainage modeling solution, the full-featured InfoSWMM analysis and design program delivers the highest rate of return in the industry. All operations of a typical collection system — from analysis and design to management functions such as water quality assessment, hydrogen sulfide and pollution prediction, sediment transport and deposition, urban flooding, real-time control, and record keeping — are addressed in a single, fully integrated geoengineering environment. It can also accurately represent and analyze any combination of LID controls and green infrastructure to determine their effectiveness in managing stormwater and combined sewer overflows. The program’s powerful hydraulic and water quality computational engine is based on an improved and faster version of the latest USEPA SWMM 5, certified by FEMA. These features and more deliver an enhanced modeling experience and greater realism of displayed results — advantages that translate to increased productivity, reduced costs, higher accuracy, better efficiency, and improved designs.

InfoSWMM also serves as a robust base platform for advanced modeling, operational, short-term and long range planning, capital planning, urban stormwater treatment and analysis, and analytics-driven asset management extensions. Some of these critical applications include InfoSWMM Sustain (optimal selection and placement of green infrastructure), InfoSWMM 2D (two-dimensional surface flood modeling), SWMMLive (real-time urban drainage modeling), CapPlan (risk-based capital planning and asset performance modeling), InfoSWMM SFEM (dynamic sewer flow estimation model), InfoMaster (GIS-centric analytics-driven asset management), and RDII Analyst (rainfall-dependent inflow and infiltration planning and analysis).

The release of InfoSWMM V14.5 extends the capabilities of previous generations with new features, improvements, and groundbreaking innovations in geoengineering productivity and efficiency as well as an enhanced user experience. These advances, requested by our users, greatly simplify, accelerate, and integrate urban drainage network engineering, helping wastewater and stormwater engineers develop better designs and operational improvements faster. The new release includes the ability to skip dry weather or steady-state periods, an important plus for long-term simulations. The user may specify storms of interest while retaining the capability to simulate continuous hydrology, such as seasonal groundwater variations. This functionality allows results files to remain manageable while evaluating a sewer system over a long term period, period of record or typical year analysis. Other enhancements include direct connection to SCADAWatch for model calibration and verification with real-time data, automated export to HEC-RAS, optimized export of very large time series, complete support of 64-bit simulation runs, expanded storage curve calculator to automatically define depths and boundaries of all BMPs, and the ability to expeditiously generate RTK parameters.

“Our priorities have always been to advance the frontiers of smart network modeling technology and support our customers’ successes by helping them be more productive, innovative and competitive —imperative advantages in today’s economy,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, President, COO and Chief Innovation Officer of Innovyze. “This major InfoSWMM release delivers on our promise to equip our customers with the ultimate ArcGIS-centric decision support tool for sewer collection and urban drainage systems. Like its predecessors, InfoSWMM V14.5 sets a new standard for quality and high-performance network modeling and management with unrivaled power and speed, cutting-edge capabilities, rich functionality and ease of use. From top to bottom, it is designed for record modeling performance of larger systems than ever, enabling users to increase productivity and quality while achieving engineering, sustainability and business goals. We will continue to work hard to provide our customers with the best GIS-centric modeling solutions to help them design, build, manage and operate safe, sustainable and resilient hydraulic infrastructure systems and drive engineering success.”

Added Robert E. Dickinson, P.E., Product Sector Leader for Innovyze, “Improving modeling accuracy and effectively interfacing with GIS applications requires the use of large, detailed operational models of the urban drainage system. With this decisive performance, InfoSWMM has raised the standard of all-element urban drainage network modeling to new levels of reliability, fidelity and performance, giving our customers significant boosts in productivity and efficiencies.”