Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Oregon’s Clean Water Services Adopts SWMMLive and InfoMaster Technology

Oregon’s Clean Water Services Adopts SWMMLive and InfoMaster Technology
Real-Time Sewer Network Modeling and Analytics-Driven Risk-Based Asset Management Software to Improve Business Planning, Infrastructure Sustainability and Resiliency
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, May 3, 2016 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart water infrastructure, today announced that Clean Water Services (District), Oregon, has chosen the company’s industry-leading and award-winning InfoMaster and SWMMLive to support its sanitary sewer capital improvement program. The purchase will enable the District to efficiently upgrade, replace and expand its infrastructure and improve water quality in the Tualatin River and its tributaries.
Headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, Clean Water Services is a water resources management utility that combines science and nature to clean water and return it to the Tualatin River so it can be used again. The District cleans more than 60 million gallons of wastewater each day for more than 560,000 customers in urban Washington County. The wastewater is collected by a vast network of more than 800 miles of sewer pipes and 40 pump stations and routed to one of four treatment facilities: Durham, Rock Creek, Hillsboro and Forest Grove. The District also maintains 670 miles of storm sewers and pipelines, open ditches, stormwater detention ponds and water quality facilities.
“As the region’s water resources management utility, everything we do at Clean Water Services aims to protect public health while enhancing the natural environment,” said Wade Denny, P.E., Senior Engineer in the District’s Conveyance Department. “SWMMLive and InfoMaster will help us effectively optimize our sewer rehabilitation program and improve our system efficiency, resiliency and operational performance so we can continue to best serve our customers and protect the environment.”
SWMMLive combines the comprehensive urban drainage modeling capabilities of InfoSWMM, including water quality assessment, pollution prediction, urban flooding, green LID and BMP alternatives, and real-time control, with sophisticated real-time operational forecasting, early warning and emergency management. This powerful risk assessment and real-time decision making tool allows utilities of all sizes to operate and manage their collection systems more efficiently and effectively than ever before. It enables managers and operators to consider the influence of a full range of catchment factors in three key areas: management of flooding and reduction of unregulated discharges; optimization of storage, green alternatives and existing infrastructure, leading to savings on capital works; and optimization of pumps to lower energy costs and reduce CO2 emissions.
Certified by NASSCO PACP, MACP and LACP, InfoMaster is the leading ArcGIS-centric software choice for utilities faced with rehabilitating, strengthening and optimizing their water infrastructures. It can accurately estimate both the likelihood and consequence of failure for each individual water main in the network. It can also evaluate their aging processes, estimating their lifetimes and their structural and functional failure potential and distribution over time. This critical information greatly assists utilities in assessing their pipes’ propensity to fail, identifying those more prone to failure, prioritizing their inspection and determining rehabilitation requirements. InfoMasterfacilitates a proactive approach to identifying and managing these high-risk assets to help preserve structural integrity and keep the network operating well into the future. It also eliminates reactive maintenance: waiting for pipe failures to occur before repairing. This proactive “fix before break” approach can help utilities extend the useful life of their assets and improve their performance at maximum savings.
“Progressive utilities all over the world continue to recognize the benefits of Innovyze advanced geocentric smart water network modeling and management technology,” 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. “The remarkable success of InfoMasterand SWMMLive is due to their combination of powerful advantages: proven capabilities, a rich features set, state-of-the-art optimization, seamless GIS data exchange capabilities, a short learning curve and an unparalleled track record of successful global implementation. All these factors set them apart from the competition by enabling users to complete better, more reliable and cost-effective projects faster than ever before, with a whole new level of interactivity. This gives them an unbeatable competitive advantage and helps them to thrive. The fact that progressive utilities like Clean Water Services continue to choose Innovyze as their solution partner clearly demonstrates the superiority of our products. We’re very proud to know that our software applications are in place at many of the world’s best-run utility companies of every size, helping them meet their corporate and strategic goals and achieve world-class performance at breakthrough cost savings.”
About Innovyze
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water and wastewater utilities, government agencies, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasia and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success. For more information, call Innovyze at +1 626-568-6868, or visit www.innovyze.com.

Innovyze Contact
Rajan Ray
Director of Marketing and Client Service Manager

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Why is a Hot Start File important in SWMM 5 and InfoSWMM

A Hot Start File in InfoSWMM  or SWMM 5 is important as it provides initial   depths, initial flows and  initial settings for the hydrology and hydraulics features of the SWMM 5 engine.    You  have three options:
  1. Save a hot Start File at the  end of the  simulation,
  2. Use a hot Start File  at the beginning of  the simulation,
  3. Create a hot start file  from  the a  time during  the  Map Display
If you change any of the network  types or add new links and nodes then  the Hot Start file needes to be recreated.  InfoSWMM use the Tab File in  the Run Manager to name the Hot Start File (Figure 1).   Each and  every Scenario in InfoSWMM  can  use or Save a different scenario with different starting  and ending  times  (Figure 2).  If you USE  a Hot  Start  File then:
  1. The  new  simulation  starts at the end  of  the  old  simulation
  2. You can  run a Quasi Steady State Simulation and use a very short simulation time of minutes if you use a Hot Start File
  3. Figure 3  shows  the effect of Using a Hot Start File
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Figure 1. File Tab for Saving or Using a  Hot Start file in InfoSWMM  or  H2OMap SWMM.   There  is  a similar dialog in  SWMM5.
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Figure 2.  Each Scenario in  InfoSWMM  and  H2OMap  SWMM can have a   different set of report  and simulation options.



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Figure 3.   The Saved Time Series for the  Outfall (Blue) and  Use (Green)  Outfall  Time Series.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Europe’s InnoAqua Joins Innovyze Select Channel Partner Network

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Europe’s InnoAqua Joins Innovyze Select Channel Partner Network
Leading Industry Expert to Promote and Support Innovyze Superior Smart Water Network Modeling Product Line in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, April 29, 2016 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that InnoAqua has been named a company Channel Partner for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Through its Berlin office, InnoAqua will offer and support the complete Innovyze suite of leading analytics-centric risk-based asset management and smart water modeling products to water and wastewater utilities, municipalities and local engineering firms throughout all three countries. The partnership will help Innovyze seize opportunities in Western Europe’s growing smart water modeling market and serve the company’s customers and prospects efficiently and effectively.
InnoAqua is a joint partnership of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heiko Sieker and Mr. Patrick Swartenbroekx of InneauTech (Innovyze Channel Partner for BENELUX). The engineering bureau Prof. Sieker mbh (www.sieker.de) offers quality consultancy services and products in the field of stormwater management, wastewater treatment, river rehabilitation and flood protection. A world-renowned expert in stormwater and green infrastructure management, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heiko Sieker is an Honorary professor at the TU Berlin.
“We are very excited to expand our excellent relationship with Innovyze and bring the most powerful and advanced water and wastewater modeling, operational analytics and asset management solutions in the field to the growing markets of Germany, Austria and Switzerland,” said Patrick Swartenbroekx, Managing Director of InneauTech. “The Innovyze portfolio is a clearly superior alternative to existing software and precisely what our customers are urgently looking for.”
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heiko Sieker added, “Innovyze is by far the world leader in smart wet infrastructure modeling software, and their reputation for excellence in customer service is second to none. Bringing the Innovyze portfolio to our range of superior products represents added value that insures our leadership in the local market and underlines our commitment to giving our customers top-of-the-line solutions and the highest level of service.”
“Innovyze is focused on creating and sustaining collaborative relationships with highly qualified channel partners such as InnoAqua, — modeling aficionados who share our passion for serving customers and advancing a noble profession that truly impacts everyone’s quality of life,” noted Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE,Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “With their vast local client base, strong industry position, exceptional modeling expertise and stellar reputation for customer service, InnoAqua greatly enhances our ability to offer the very best software solutions and support to customers in these pivotal European countries.”
Innovyze software sales and support inquiries to InnoAqua should be directed to:
InnoAqua GmbH & Co KG
c/o Ingenieurgesellschaft Prof. Dr. Sieker mbH
Rennbahnallee 109a
15366 Hoppegarten
Germany
Phone: +49 3342 3595-11
Email: h.sieker@innoaqua.de
Some 12 percent of sales of all Innovyze products and solutions go through the company’s international network of Certified Distributors in the Select Channel Partner program, making them a critical extension of the company’s own sales force. In collaboration with these partners worldwide, Innovyze delivers and supports the most comprehensive, best-in-class water resources modeling and management solutions — and the highest levels of customer satisfaction — to a global market.
About Innovyze
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water and wastewater utilities, government agencies, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasia and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success. For more information, call Innovyze at +1 626-568-6868, or visit www.innovyze.com.

Innovyze Contact
Rajan Ray
Director of Marketing and Client Service Manager

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Dr. Paul Boulos Presents Agreement of Cooperation between American Society of Civil Engineers and Federation of Lebanese Engineers

Dr. Paul Boulos Presents Agreement of Cooperation between American Society of Civil Engineers and Federation of Lebanese Engineers

Momentous Accord Between Leading Engineering Organizations Promotes Cooperation and Shared Activities

Broomfield, Colorado, USA, April 19, 2016

With the goal of promoting mutual cooperation and shared activities, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Federation of Lebanese Engineers (FLE) signed an Agreement of Cooperation (AOC), officially establishing communication and joint activities between the two preeminent engineering organizations.

Representatives at this auspicious occasion included Mr. Khaled Chehab, FLE President; Dr. Abdulmenhem Alameddine, Past Vice President of FLE and Vice President of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations; Dr. Makram Suidan, M.ASCE, Dean of Engineering at the American University of Beirut and ASCE Lebanon Section President; the Honorable Ambassador Theodore Kattouf, President and CEO of AMIDEAST; and Dr. Paul Boulos, ASCE Distinguished Member and President of Innovyze.

The meeting with FLE was a follow-up to the ASCE presidential visit to Lebanon last June, when ASCE’s then-President Dr. Robert D. Stevens, P.E., F.ASCE and Dr. Paul Boulos held discussions with the leadership of FLE and ASCE Lebanon Section. ASCE and FLE have entered into this Agreement to facilitate the enhancements of the efforts of each organization to better serve the public and the engineering profession in its own country.

“This accord with ASCE is another major step forward for our Federation,” said Dr. Alameddine. “I look forward to a long-term relationship between our two prominent engineering societies dedicated to supporting our members, advancing our mutual goals, exchanging new technologies and information, and enhancing our noble profession.”

In 2013, ASCE formed an International Group in Lebanon with the support and assistance of the local Federation of Lebanese Engineers, becoming a Section in July 2015. Currently the group has more than 900 members with a large active contingent of students.

Founded in 1852, ASCE is the nation’s oldest engineering society. It represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries.

“ASCE is proud to be a signatory to the Agreement of Cooperation with the Federation of Lebanese Engineers,” said Mr. Thomas W. Smith III, ENV SP, CAE, F.ASCE, ASCE’s Executive Director. “We look forward to a long and productive relationship between the Federation of Lebanese Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers, including further discussions about an international conference or other activities in Lebanon.”

Dr. Boulos added, “It was such an honor for me to present this milestone AOC on behalf of ASCE and to know that our successful cooperation with FLE will now offer members of both engineering organizations even greater opportunity and benefits. I believe this agreement will do even more to help both ASCE and FLE support their members and enhance the engineering profession.”
About InnovyzeInnovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water/wastewater utilities, government agencies, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasian, East Asian and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success. For more information, call Innovyze at +1 626-568-6868, or visit www.innovyze.com.
Innovyze Contact:Rajan RayDirector of Marketing and Client Service Manager
Rajan.Ray@innovyze.com
+1 626-568-6868
- See more at: http://www.innovyze.com/news/1673/#sthash.E3J9fHIq.dpuf

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

InfoSWMM Sustain Generation V2.0 Delivers Significant Advancements for Comprehensive Urban Stormwater Treatment and Analysis

InfoSWMM Sustain Generation V2.0 Delivers Significant Advancements for Comprehensive Urban Stormwater Treatment and Analysis

Latest Release Confirms Product’s Role as Industry Leading GIS-Centric Solution for Determining Optimal Green Infrastructure Strategies

Broomfield, Colorado, USA, April 12, 2016

Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced  worldwide availability of the V2.0 Generation of its industry-leading InfoSWMM Sustain for comprehensive urban stormwater treatment and analysis. The new version lets users quickly and reliably determine optimal green infrastructure strategies for reducing volume and peak flows to combined sewer systems as well as evaluating the benefits of distributed green infrastructure implementation on water quantity and quality in urban streams.

InfoSWMM Sustain is a comprehensive geocentric decision support system created to assist stormwater management professionals in developing and implementing plans for flow and pollution control measures to protect source waters and meet water quality goals. The software allows users to locate, develop, evaluate, and select optimal best management practice (BMP), low impact development (LID) and Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) combinations at various watershed scales based on cost and effectiveness. It can accurately model any combination of LID controls, such as porous permeable pavement, rain gardens, green roofs, street planters, rain barrels, infiltration trenches and vegetative swales to determine their effectiveness in managing stormwater and combined sewer overflows. Furthermore, InfoSWMM Sustain will automatically assess the geographic properties in the study area including soil properties, land use, slope, building footprint, groundwater, land ownership, imperviousness and other pertinent factors to determine all possible locations of feasible green infrastructure alternatives. These expanded capabilities can greatly assist users in developing cost-effective and reliable implementation plans for flow and pollution control aimed at protecting source waters and meeting water quality goals. They do so by helping users answer key questions: How effective are BMPs in reducing runoff and pollutant loadings? What are the most cost-effective solutions for meeting water quality and quantity objectives? Where, what type, and how extensive should BMPs be?

By seamlessly integrating ArcGIS 10.x (Esri, Redlands, CA) with SWMM 5.1, InfoSWMM Sustain greatly expands and improves on the USEPA SUSTAIN software to provide critically needed support to watershed practitioners at all levels in developing stormwater management evaluations and cost optimizations to meet their program needs. The software can automatically import any SWMM 5.1, InfoSWMM or InfoWorks ICM (exported to SWMM 5.1) model, then evaluate numerous potential combinations of BMPs and LIDs to determine the optimal combination to meet specified objectives such as runoff volume or pollutant loading reductions. Both kinematic wave and full dynamic wave flow routing models are fully supported. Among its many vital applications, InfoSWMM Sustain can be effectively used in developing TMDL implementation plans, identifying management practices to achieve pollutant reductions under a separate municipal storm sewer system (MS4) stormwater permit, determining optimal green infrastructure strategies for reducing volume and peak flows to combined sewer systems, evaluating the benefits of distributed green infrastructure implementation on water quantity and quality in urban streams, and developing a phased BMP installation plan using cost effectiveness curves.

Among its many major enhancements, Version 2.0 lets users optimize the entire system (using advanced Genetic Algorithms), not only individual subcatchments. Users can also choose a system-wide budget constraint and reduction target for runoff and/or pollution, view LID design and performance directly from the Cost Effectiveness Curve, compare hydrographs for runoff and pollutant of the various solutions on the Cost Effectiveness Curve, implement any desired LID design solution in InfoSWMM, and display the optimal system-wide runoff/pollutant reduction. The new release also introduces an improved, more intuitive user interface that visually highlights and simplifies the workflow process. Users can now quickly evaluate complex decisions about green infrastructure selection and placement performance, costs for meeting flow or water quality targets, or both. The software gives them the power they need to maximize water quality benefits, minimize stormwater management costs and combined sewer overflows, and protect the environment and public health.

“With InfoSWMM Sustain, we are extending our success in the smart network modeling marketplace to address the specific needs of stormwater management professionals and their engineering consultants,” 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. “The new release performs very sophisticated hydrologic and water quality modeling in watersheds and urban streams, and enables users to determine optimal management solutions at multiple-scale watersheds to achieve desired water quality objectives based on cost effectiveness. It also gives users the power tool they need to maximize water quality benefits, minimize stormwater management costs and combined sewer overflows, and protect the environment and public health. This is a must-have for predicting the environmental outcomes of different design and management approaches as well as developing optimal plans for flow and pollution control to protect source waters and meet water quality goals.”

Pricing and Availability 
Upgrade to InfoSWMM Sustain V2.0 is now available worldwide by subscription. Subscription members can immediately download the new version free of charge directly from www.innovyze.com. The Innovyze Subscription Program is a friendly customer support and software maintenance program that ensures the longevity and usefulness of Innovyze products. It gives subscribers instant access to new functionality as it is developed, along with automatic software updates and upgrades. For the latest information on the Innovyze Subscription Program, visit www.innovyze.com or contact your local Innovyze Channel Partner.
About InnovyzeInnovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water/wastewater utilities, government agencies, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasian, East Asian and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success. For more information, call Innovyze at +1 626-568-6868, or visit www.innovyze.com.
Innovyze Contact:Rajan RayDirector of Marketing and Client Service Manager
Rajan.Ray@innovyze.com
+1 626-568-6868
- See more at: http://www.innovyze.com/news/1672/#sthash.BhyC5GxG.dpuf

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Las Vegas Valley Water District Selects InfoMaster Smart Asset Management Solution

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Las Vegas Valley Water District Selects InfoMaster Smart Asset Management Solution
Innovyze Software to Help Optimize Rehabilitation, Decrease Operational Costs, Improve Efficiency and Extend Lifespan of Critical Assets at One of Largest US Water Utilities
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, April 5, 2016 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that the Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) has chosen industry-leading InfoMaster software to help plan and manage its water distribution improvement program.

One of the nation’s largest and most progressive water utilities, the LVVWD is a not-for-profit government agency that provides water to more than one million people in Southern Nevada. Its  service area includes the City of Las Vegas; the unincorporated areas of Clark County including Paradise and Winchester, where the major Las Vegas Strip casinos are located; Kyle Canyon; Blue Diamond; Searchlight; and Jean. Its transmission and distribution system consists of more than 4,500 miles of underground pipeline. The decision helps LVVWD leverage its investment in ArcGIS technology from Esri (Redlands, CA) by enhancing it with sophisticated modeling analytics for water systems capital planning and renewal.

InfoMaster is a comprehensive GIS-centric analytics-driven risk-based asset management tool that allows us to create a logical and cost-effective strategy for the preventive maintenance and repair of our transmission and distribution system,” said Laura B. Jacobsen, P.E., D.WRE, Planning Manager at LVVWD. “Proper analysis and preventive maintenance allow us to repair the right pipelines at the right time at minimum cost and inconvenience to the public. Protecting the integrity of the distribution network is of vital importance in delivering safe and reliable drinking water to the public.”

Many of the world’s water distribution systems are reaching or have exceeded their design lives, and urgently need extensive upgrading through rehabilitation, repair, and/or replacement. As aging systems deteriorate, they become increasingly vulnerable to structural failures and are plagued by excessive leaks, drops in carrying capacity, poor water quality, and service disruptions. Age-related infrastructure failures are often unexpected and catastrophic, resulting in significant service disruptions, flooding, and local area damage. The only financially responsible solution is to create well-engineered, risk-based capital improvement plans.

InfoMaster comprehensive GIS-centric asset integrity analytical modeling techniques provide reliable pipe failure predictions, even for limited failure records and with application to different pipe materials. They include the non-homogeneous Markov chain process (NHMC), non-homogeneous Poisson process (NHPP), Linear Extended Yule Process (LEYP), the Cox proportional hazards model, and the advanced time-based probabilistic Weibull and Herz models. These techniques can be effectively used to evaluate a variety of pipe characteristics related to failure and can consider all pipes in the network, not just those with breaks or other failures.

Armed with these powerful models, utilities can accurately assess the aging processes of their water network pipes and estimate their lifetimes and structural/functional failure potential and distribution over time. Such capabilities can significantly assist water utilities in assessing their pipes’ propensity to fail, identifying critical ones (more prone to failure), prioritizing their inspection and determining rehabilitation requirements. This proactive “fix before break” approach can help utilities extend the useful life of their assets and improve their performance at maximum savings.

“Strong asset performance modeling and capital planning capabilities are critical components of a smart enterprise asset management strategy,” 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. “InfoMaster delivers detailed and accurate analyses and reports that help utility managers make better decisions on when to repair, replace, or rehabilitate their critical assets. It also supports them in developing reliable long-term funding strategies for such projects. These advantages help utilities ensure the long-term sustainability of their water infrastructures and their ongoing ability to deliver the required level of service at the lowest lifecycle cost. Innovyze is proud to be a part of LVVWD’s success as a key component of this complex synthesis.”

About Innovyze
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water and wastewater utilities, government agencies, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasia and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success. For more information, call Innovyze at +1 626-568-6868, or visit www.innovyze.com.

Innovyze Contact
Rajan Ray
Director of Marketing and Client Service Manager

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Santa Clara Valley Water District Selects InfoWorks ICM

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Santa Clara Valley Water District Selects InfoWorks ICM
Industry-Leading Smart Water Solution to Support Integrated Water Management for One of California’s Largest Countywide Agencies
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, March 22, 2016 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD), the primary water resources agency for Santa Clara County, California, has selected InfoWorks ICM, the industry’s leading integrated catchment modeling solution, to support its comprehensive integrated water management plan. By taking advantage of InfoWorks ICM’s powerful 1D and 2D modeling capabilities and predictive analytics, SCVWD will be better positioned to optimize its capital planning, strengthen flood protection and maximize value for customers.

SCVWD provides stream stewardship, wholesale water supply and flood protection for Santa Clara County, California, in the southern San Francisco Bay Area. The district encompasses all of the county’s 1,300 square miles (3,400 square kilometers) and serves the area’s fifteen cities and 1.8 million residents. Another part of the district’s mission is to manage flood and storm waters along the county’s more than 800 miles of creeks and rivers and ten district-built reservoirs in an environmentally sensitive manner.

InfoWorks ICM is a critical component of our flood plain studies,” said Liang Xu, Ph.D., P.E., Engineering Unit Manager, SCVWD Watersheds Stewardship and Planning Division. “It will help us accurately model our County’s complex river/creek system, improve coordination with the City of San Jose and neighboring Alameda County Flood Control District, and optimize our capital improvement program.”

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 ICMfacilitates 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, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “SCVWD manages a complex river/creek system, and we are proud that this leading water district continues to consider our powerful tools the best alternative for helping them meet their business challenges. In strengthening its comprehensive smart water network solutions portfolio with InfoWorks ICM, SCVWD has demonstrated exemplary commitment to both its customers and the environment. We look forward to being a vital part of this respected enterprise’s continued success.”

About Innovyze
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water and wastewater utilities, government agencies, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasia and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success. For more information, call Innovyze at +1 626-568-6868, or visit www.innovyze.com.

Innovyze Contact
Rajan Ray
Director of Marketing and Client Service Manager

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Innovyze Further Expands RDII Analyst Functionality, Setting New Standard for Sanitary and Combined Sewer System Model Calibration

Innovyze Further Expands RDII Analyst Functionality, Setting New Standard for Sanitary and Combined Sewer System Model Calibration

New Features Allow Unprecedented Analysis and Comparison of Rainfall-Derived Inflow and Infiltration Data, Parameters for Complex Sewers

Broomfield, Colorado, USA, March 15, 2016

Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the newest release of its RDII Analyst (Rainfall-Derived Inflow and Infiltration) for InfoSWMM and H2OMAP SWMM. The new version delivers expanded functionality, incorporating many advanced Genetic Algorithm (GA) optimization features. It increases its unmatched productivity by making it easy for users to further adjust the dry weather flow (DWF) and RTK parameters (with initial and maximum monthly storages for continuous simulation) to achieve a better fit and ultimately a better model based on their experiences. The release confirms Innovyze’s commitment to giving the world the most complete toolset for modeling current sanitary and combined sewer collection systems.

Excessive wet weather flow from rainfall-derived manhole and pipe defect inflow and infiltration is a major source of sanitary and combined sewer overflows. Controlling these overflows is vital in reducing risks to public health and protecting the environment from water pollution. Computer modeling plays an important role in determining sound and economical remedial solutions that reduce RDII; improve system integrity, reliability and performance; and avoid overflows.

The processes for converting rainfall to RDII flow in sanitary sewer systems are very complicated. In addition to rainfall and antecedent moisture conditions, factors controlling RDII responses include depth to groundwater, depth to bedrock, land slope, number and size of sewer system defects, type of storm drainage system, soil characteristics, and type of sewer backfill. Given this degree of complexity, flow-monitoring data must be combined with mathematical modeling and analytics to provide accurate results. The wastewater flow monitoring data obtained by sewer collection systems consists of dry-weather flow components, ground water flow and twelve (12) RDII flow components. A crucial step in successfully modeling sewer collection systems is the ability to decompose flow-monitoring data into RDII flow, ground water flow and dry weather flow and its flow pattern.

Significantly superior to the EPA Sanitary Sewer Overflow Analysis and Planning (SSOAP) program and powered by advanced GA optimization and comprehensive data analytics and scenario management, RDII Analyst provides the ability to quickly and reliably perform these types of advanced flow decomposition data monitoring. It has been updated with tabular comparisons between the observed and calibrated RDII data for each event, including R value, peak flow, hydrograph volume and depth. This allows the user to better evaluate simulated and monitored data and judge how well it correlates on a per event basis. The user can also directly edit estimated DWF mean values to apply site specific knowledge to the RDII Analyst DWF extraction algorithm. These altered DWF values can then be used to estimate the wet weather flow component of the monitored flow, using a combination of the DWF extraction algorithm and site-specific knowledge. The new version also allows direct edits to the twelve RTK and storage parameters plus manual curve fitting to apply site specific knowledge to the genetic algorithm parameter estimation. Manual curve fitting is valuable in timing differences between monitored and calibrated wet weather flow components and employing previous experience in estimating RTK parameters.

“Innovyze continues to listen to our customers, invest very heavily in R&D, and deliver the advanced tools they need to effectively support their wastewater and urban drainage modeling and management challenges,” 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. “We are very excited that our vast worldwide customer base will now be able to use the powerful new features in RDII Analyst to enhance their modeling experiences, wrap better projects faster, and strengthen our communities’ sewer systems.”

Pricing and Availability
Upgrade to RDII Analyst is now available worldwide by subscription to the Executive program. Subscription members can immediately download the new version free of charge directly from www.innovyze.com. The Innovyze Subscription Program is a friendly customer support and software maintenance program that ensures the longevity and usefulness of Innovyze products. It gives subscribers instant access to new functionality as it is developed, along with automatic software updates and upgrades. For the latest information on the Innovyze Subscription Program, visit www.innovyze.com or contact your local Innovyze Channel Partner.
About InnovyzeInnovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water/wastewater utilities, government agencies, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasian, East Asian and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success. For more information, call Innovyze at +1 626-568-6868, or visit www.innovyze.com.
Innovyze Contact:Rajan RayDirector of Marketing and Client Service Manager
Rajan.Ray@innovyze.com
+1 626-568-6868
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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

InfoWater MSX V12 Releases Latest Advances in Turbidity Modeling

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InfoWater MSX V12 Releases Latest Advances in Turbidity Modeling
Latest Version Delivers Unprecedented Power in Modeling Multiple Interacting Chemical Species and Predicting and Controlling Potential Discoloration Events
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, March 8, 2016 — In its ongoing quest to equip the global water industry with the world’s most powerful and comprehensive GIS-centric infrastructure 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 V12 Generation of InfoWater MSX for ArcGIS (Esri, Redlands, CA). Engineers can now directly model turbidity generation in their drinking water distribution systems, enabling them to proactively optimize the design and management of their flushing programs.

While there are a number of commercial programs for modeling the hydraulic and water quality behavior of drinking water distribution systems, their water quality components are limited to a certain number of fixed kinetic models, and can only track the transport and fate of a single chemical species such as fluoride or free chlorine.InfoWater MSX equips utilities with unprecedented power to model multi-source, multi-quality systems and accurately assess the fate and transport of contaminant threats within them to best safeguard public health.

InfoWater MSX enables engineers to accurately model very complex reaction schemes between multiple chemical and biological species in water distribution piping systems, both in the bulk flow and at the pipe wall. This gives users the flexibility to model a wide range of important chemical reactions including free chlorine loss, formation of disinfection byproducts, nitrification dynamics, disinfectant residuals, pathogen inactivation, chloramine decomposition and adsorption on pipe walls.

The program allows users to input any mathematical models of physical, chemical, and biological reactions in the bulk water and on pipe surfaces. It also accepts any number of user-specified parameters and cross-dependent or independent formulas for process models. These capabilities give users unprecedented flexibility in accurately modeling individual or combined kinetics in drinking water distribution systems for improved water quality maintenance and management.

In addition, InfoWater MSX can be effectively used to track the movement, fate and buildup of particulate material in the distribution system. It considers both settling of particles under gravity and deposition of particles on the pipe walls due to particle/pipe surface attractive forces. This feature can greatly assist water utilities in improving distribution design to minimize dirty water, creating closer ties with their customers.

Another powerful and unique feature of InfoWater MSX is its critical ability to accurately simulate spatial and temporal variations in water temperature and temperature gradients throughout any water distribution system. It enables users to model very complex heat transfer mechanisms between the water in the distribution pipes and the ambient environment, directly considering the influence of ambient temperature, wall material and thickness, flow conditions, buried depth, and other pertinent variables that determine how much heat will intrude into the water in the distribution pipes. This gives water utilities the vital ability to improve thermal design and operation by maintaining a relatively constant water temperature in their drinking water distribution systems within a desirable range. It also helps them optimize their overall treatment and distribution processes and improve customer satisfaction.

The latest version includes the critical capability to perform comprehensive turbidity analysis as part of a water quality simulation, a powerful tool for predicting discoloration events in water networks. Discoloration events normally occur as a result of hydraulic disturbances (e.g., transients, pipe breaks, high demands) and generally represent the main cause of customer complaints. InfoWater MSX calculates the change of turbidity volume ratio at pipe wall and the change of turbidity in bulk water, as a function of flow shear stress. Turbidity peaks are then tracked through pipes as discoloration material is released. The results of the analysis can be used to design effective flushing strategies aimed at improving water quality in the network and reducing these complaints.

InfoWater MSX is a revolutionary product that mainstreams a host of new, highly advanced and unique modeling capabilities for distribution systems water quality and sediment transport,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, the company’s President, COO and Chief Technical Officer. “We’ve combined the best innovations from Innovyze R&D with requests by our customers to create one of the most significant new product versions in our history. By giving water utility engineers easy access to comprehensive, leading edge water quality modeling tools like this, we can enhance their ability to consistently design, operate and manage safe, reliable drinking water infrastructures and effectively protect public health.”

Pricing and Availability
Upgrade to InfoWater MSX V12 is now available worldwide by subscription. Subscription members can immediately download the new version free of charge directly from www.innovyze.com. The Innovyze Subscription Program is a friendly customer support and software maintenance program that ensures the longevity and usefulness of Innovyze products. It gives subscribers instant access to new functionality as it is developed, along with automatic software updates and upgrades. For the latest information on the Innovyze Subscription Program, visit www.innovyze.com or contact your local Innovyze Channel Partner.
About Innovyze
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water and wastewater utilities, government agencies, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasia and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success. For more information, call Innovyze at +1 626-568-6868, or visit www.innovyze.com.

Innovyze Contact
Rajan Ray
Director of Marketing and Client Service Manager

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