First of Its Kind Release Equips Engineers with Unmatched Power to Predict Extent, Duration, Volume and Impact of Water Spill for Rapid, Effective Response Management
Innovyze has announced the worldwide availability of InfoWater 2D, a breakthrough geospatial water distribution network management solution for accurate two-dimensional (2D) above-ground modeling of water spill from main breaks and large leaks, directly within the powerful ArcGIS (Esri, Redlands, CA) environment.
Globally, water demand is rising, aging water infrastructures are rapidly deteriorating, and the impact of water main breaks and leakage is relentless. In the U.S. alone, drinking water systems maintain more than two million miles of distribution mains with about 237,600 water main breaks occurring every year. An estimated seven billion gallons of clean drinking water are wasted every day — a staggering 2.6 trillion gallons annually. Catastrophic water main breaks can result in anywhere from millions to billions of dollars in damages including disastrous litigations.
InfoWater 2D demonstrates Innovyze’s ongoing commitment to delivering pioneering technology that raises the bar for water distribution network modeling and simulation, helping to shape the future of this critical sector. It gives water utilities the flexibility to continue to use the industry-leading and award-winning InfoWater ArcGIS-centric water distribution network modeling solution with added new power to predict the extent, duration, volume and impact of water spill from main breaks and large leaks for rapid, effective response management.
Built atop ArcGIS, InfoWater 2D solves the full range of 2D free-surface shallow water equations using a highly advanced and efficient finite volume method. It gives engineers the unprecedented power to predict and assess potential water spill extent, depth and velocity throughout the flooded area, with results viewable as graphs, tables or animated thematic flood maps. Users can also add parcel maps with property values (cadastral mapping) as well as curves of depth versus property damage to assess the impact of flooding resulting from catastrophic water main breaks. This information is important for insurance-related property valuation, utility liability, and other financial impacts. It is also critical in enabling water utilities and municipalities to proactively identify water mains with the potential for the worst damage and prepare effective emergency response plans.
“InfoWater 2D greatly extends the core features of InfoWater, providing the most powerful and comprehensive ArcGIS-centric tool kit ever for estimating and managing the risks of water main breaks and large leaks,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.MASCE, NAE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “This milestone solution marks a new direction in advanced water distribution systems simulation and analysis. It is the only GIS-centric analysis, design and management software users need to work faster and smarter in a competitive environment — not only to power system performance, but to safeguard critical wet infrastructures and maximize their resiliency and effectiveness in protecting public health. This is the ultimate tool for accurately assessing the impacts of water main breaks and large leaks, then formulating and evaluating sound, cost-effective response strategies. Innovyze is very proud to offer this revolutionary emergency response product to our clients.”