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DHI celebrates 50 years of solving problems in water environments

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InfoNet V14.5 Optimizes Asset Management Through Enhanced Analytics, Lifetime Modeling and Informed Prioritization of Rehabilitation and Replacement Programs

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Press Room | Products | News | Events | The Company 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 analytic

Tip for The Ponding Allowed Option in SWMM 5

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Tip for The Ponding Allowed Option in SWMM 5

Normally, it is better to have smaller ponding allowed area in SWMM 5 due to considerations outlined in this earlier blog and 2nd Blog but if you have a low lying area with ponding allowed it is better if you have a larger ponding area so that the depth above the rim elevation of the node is small and you do not set up reverse  flow and cause flooding at other modes due to the  higher HGL.  Figure 1 illustrates a typical HGL profile and Figure 2 shows the better flooding  graphs as you increase the ponding surface area for the low lying node.





How to Make an InfoSewer or H2OMap Sewer Model from SWMM5

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Innovyze has a broad range of programs which you can see on www.innovyze.com but each of our programs has many ways to import and export model data between programs.  All of our products have CSV and shapefile import and export.  One way to use a SWMM 5 model in H2OMap Sewer or InfoSewer is to import CSV files from H2OMap SWMM or CSV file constructed using SWMM 5.  In H2OMap Sewer you can import:
1. Manhole
2. Pipe
3. Outfall
4. Pump
5. Wet Wells
6. The DWF values can  copied to the Other Loading DB Table
7. DWF Patterns can be copied and pasted into the Pattern Tables in H2OMap Sewer and InfoSewer


Older SWMM3 and SWMM 4 Fortran Engines on Box

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For the sake of history and future student reconstruction of the past of SWMM  modeling I have put on Box many copies of SWMM3 and SWMM 4 FORTRAn engines, SWMM 3 to SWMM 4 converters - updated from the EPA download page version, SWMM 4 DOC files (they are annotated text files)

Box Folder for SWMM 3 and SWMM 4 Engines






The New @Innovyze Software & Services Catalog 2014 is now available at Innovyze.com

The New @Innovyze Software & Services Catalog 2014 is now available at http://t.co/OVnWZlTlYuhttp://t.co/lMbmFOwaVy
— Robert E Dickinson (@RDickinson) February 21, 2014 Product Link Here  http://www.innovyze.com/products/

How to Search Twitter for Links connected to SWMM5, #nfoSWMM or InfoSewer via @RDICKINSON for @INNOVYZE

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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)
https://twitter.com/search?q=infoswmm%202d%20from%3Ardickinson&src=typd&f=realtime


LID Sizing References for SWMM 5, H2OMap SWMM and InfoSWMM

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LID Sizing References:
http://www.lid-stormwater.net/index.html
http://www.scvurppp-w2k.com/pdfs/1112/c3_workshop/C3_Workshop_Track_2_Sizing_Calcs_6-5-12.pdf
http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1155
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/stormwater/lid-infiltration-facility-calculator-aka-rain-garden-calculator
http://www.lowimpactdevelopment.org/epa03/LIDtrans/L07_Swales.pdf
http://www.cleanwaterservices.org/Content/Documents/Permit/LIDA%20Handbook.pdf
http://www.swmm5.net/2013/06/applicazione-di-tecnologie-bmp-ai.html

In addition we also have a PDF file in the InfoSWMM Help File directory called InfoSWMM Applications Guide.pdf which will help from the EPA SWMM 5 applications manual

City of Atlanta Selects Innovyze Smart Water Network Modeling Technology

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Press Room | Products | News | Events | The Company City of Atlanta Selects Innovyze Smart Water Network Modeling Technology Innovyze InfoWater To Support Comprehensive Geospatial Water Infrastructure Management for Georgia’s Largest City Broomfield, Colorado, USA, February 18, 2014 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that the city of Atlanta, Georgia, has chosen

Versions 2.0 of PressureWatch and Qualwatch are now Available from Innovyze

Qualwatch 2.0 Has Real-time Water Integrity Monitoring http://t.co/2kB5I0qyvp via @Innovyzehttp://t.co/yZ2pBXeDAt
— Robert E Dickinson (@RDickinson) February 17, 2014"The programs have been completely rewritten to significantly improve their efficacy, practicality (the programs no longer require historical data) and predictive modeling capabilities"

CSV File DWF Suggestion for Importing SWMM5 Flows to ICM

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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

Innovyze President Dr. Paul F. Boulos Elected to National Academy of Engineering

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Press Room | Products | News | Events | The Company Innovyze President Dr. Paul F. Boulos Elected to National Academy of Engineering Broomfield, Colorado, USA, February 11, 2014 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that its president, COO and chief technical officer, Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, was elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering (NAE) on February 6. In total, the academy welcomed 67 new American members and 11 foreign associates this year, bringing the total U.S. membership to 2,250 and the number of foreign associates to 214.
Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineer…