History of SWMM to the Year 2005

Subject:   History of SWMM to the Year 2005

Note on the symbols:  The Gator is the University of Florida and the Beaver is Oregon State University.  The connection is they are both associated with water and Dr Wayne Huber.

For Post 2005 History of SWMM 5 you can see the history of SWMM 5 on the SWMM5 Wikipedia page

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Storm Water Management Model (SWMM)[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] is a dynamic rainfall-runoff-subsurface runoff simulation model used for single-event to long-term (continuous) simulation of the surface/subsurface hydrology quantity and quality from primarily urban/suburban areas. The hydrology component of SWMM operates on a collection of subcatchment areas divided into impervious and pervious areas with and without depression storage to predict runoff and pollutant loads from precipitation, evaporation and infiltration losses from each of the subcatchment. In addition Low Impact Development (LID) and Best Management Practice (BMP) areas on the subcatchment can be modeled to reduce the impervious and pervious runoff. The routing or hydraulics section of SWMM transports this water and possible associated water quality constituents through a system of closed pipes, open channels, storage/treatment devices, ponds, storages, pumps, orifices, weirs, outlets, outfalls and other regulators. SWMM tracks the quantity and quality of the flow generated within each subcatchment, and the flow rate, flow depth, and quality of water in each pipe and channel during a simulation period composed of multiple fixed or variable time steps. The water quality constituents such as water quality constituents can be simulated from buildup on the subcatchments through washoff to a hydraulic network with optional first order decay and linked pollutant removal, Best Management Practice (BMP) and Low Impact Development (LID) removal and treatment can be simulated at selected storage nodes. SWMM is one of the hydrology transport models which the EPA and other agencies have applied widely throughout North America and through consultants and universities throughout the world.

SWMM was first developed between 1969–1971 and has undergone several major upgrades since those years. The major upgrades were: (1) Version 2 in 1975, (2) Version 3 in 1981 and (3) Version 4 in 1988. The current SWMM edition, Version 5, is a complete re-write of the previous Fortran releases in the programming language C, and it can be run under Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 and with a recomplilation under Unix. The code for SWMM5 is open open source and public public domain code that can be downloaded from the EPA Web Site.

Odd DWF Patterns in H20Map SWMM and SWMM5

1.       Have TWO Rows of DWF.

2.      One Row will have the normal day pattern times a weekly pattern that turns off the flow on Wednesday

3.      One Row will have the odd day pattern with a weekly flow pattern that turns off the flow on every day BUT Wednesday – see an example output below

Changes and Improvements for H2OMAP Sewer 10.5 Update 8

Update number 8 for H2OMap Sewer which you can get from the Innovyze Web Site 

Changes and Improvements for H2OMAP Sewer 10.5 Update 8

Added confirmation message for Reset Facility and Reset Domain command for the Toolbar. (Updated file: SewerMap.exe, Provided by: Released date: 3/6/2013 11:43:53 AM)

HGL Advanced Labeling for Links now shows the Downstream Invert as well as the Upstream Invert Elevation (Updated file: HeOutPkg.dll, Provided by: Released date: 1/31/2013 5:10:42 PM)

Fix Annotation Domain check box crash when the Annotation dialog box is opening (Updated file: SewerMap.exe, Released date: 1/28/2013 4:37:13 PM)


InfoWorks ICM V3.5 Launches New Era of Smart Integrated Catchment Modeling

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InfoWorks ICM V3.5 Launches New Era of Smart Integrated Catchment Modeling
Major Advances in New Release Deliver Today’s Best-in-Class Solution
Broomfield, Colorado USA, March 26, 2013 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the release of the V3.5 Generation ofInfoWorks ICM. A comprehensive urban drainage modeling solution enabling users to work more efficiently and get the reliable information they need to make better design and operational decisions for optimal performance, InfoWorks ICM has rapidly become the solution of choice for integrated river, sewer and overland flow modeling among utilities, municipalities, local authorities and their consultants around the world. This release represents the leading edge in integrated, best-in-class smart catchment modeling for water utilities and river authorities. It incorporates many of the features requested by its global customer base —   clear indication of the Innovyze commitment to providing its users with significant value and competitive advantages while quickly responding to their needs.

A hallmark of InfoWorks ICM is its dynamic integration of one-dimensional (1D) hydrodynamic simulation of flows in rivers, open channels and pipe networks and two-dimensional (2D) hydrodynamic simulation of surface flooding in the urban environment and river floodplain. The combination, achieved through an implicit coupling of 1D and 2D flow equations, 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 interactions of natural and man-made environments into account, and effectively simulates the impact of polluting runoff and effluent from urban areas on water quality.

Such advanced features give water utilities greatly enhanced capabilities for predicting flood risks; supporting cost-effective drainage design and management; developing online urban flooding forecasts; conceiving and evaluating sound and reliable urban catchment strategies such as storm sewer separation, active real-time control and provision of adequate additional storage; and improving drainage system operation.

InfoWorks ICM V3.5 delivers groundbreaking gains in speed, fidelity and productivity for both 1D and 2D simulations of large and complex models. It also provides direct support to all 2D structures, including bridges, as well as sophisticated 1D/2D breach (dam break) modeling. The 1D model is used to represent breach growth and flow, while the 2D model is used to predict flood propagation in the inundated areas. This integrated 1D/2D approach allows improved flood risk and damage evaluation and better assessment of effective mitigation measures. V3.5 also includes numerous improvements in river and water quality modeling as well as enhanced results presentation including comprehensive statistical reporting of 2D simulation results. New functionalities also include hydrogen sulfide modeling and support of the Federal Highway Administration inlet and access hole energy loss method (FHWA HEC 22) and scalar and spatial Time Series Databases (TSDBs).

For a complete list of new features, visit the “What’s New” section of the online help for InfoWorks ICM V3.5.

“Innovyze has a long history of aggressive investment in R&D to ensure that its smart network modeling and management solutions lead the industry. InfoWorks ICM V3.5 represents the fullest expression of that technology leadership,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President and Chief Operating Officer of Innovyze. “The new release is a full generation ahead of other solutions available today, giving engineering professionals the most advanced and comprehensive toolset for planning, designing, operating and sustaining safe and reliable drainage systems that effectively protect public health and our waterways. The fact that customers are adopting the groundbreaking technology at a rapid pace reinforces our commitment to staying well ahead of the curve.”

Pricing and Availability
InfoWorks ICM V3.5 is now available worldwide by subscription. Upgrade prices are available for existingInfoWorks CS and InfoWorks RS users. 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.

Innovyze Releases ICM TSDB, Enabling Real-Time Data and Event Management

Innovyze Releases ICM TSDB, Enabling Real-Time Data and Event Management

New Time-Series Database Allows Users to Transform Real-Time and Historical Data and Events into Actionable Information for Comprehensive Urban and Rural Catchment Modeling

Broomfield, Colorado, USA, February 19, 2013

Innovyze, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced the worldwide release of ICM TSDB. For the first time, this revolutionary time-series database for industry-leading InfoWorks ICM lets utilities archive, analyze and aggregate real-time and historical data, including radar images and meteorological forecasts, into user-defined actionable information. They can then use this data to drive simulations of past and future events for optimal management of urban and rural catchment systems.

Despite the widespread availability and use of 2D rainfall data and time-series network data (e.g., rain gauge, level gauge, flow gauge), collection system models are not continuously updated with real-time field and radar data. Their applications are therefore generally confined to offline analyses. While such analyses can provide useful information for network design and long-range capital planning applications, they lack the predictive accuracy critical to operational and emergency event management. ICM TSDB provides accurate network performance and operational information from real-time data, enabling engineers and operators to quickly and reliably assess the integrity of the network and respond to potential overflows, flooding and other non-routine events.

ICM TSDB extends the utility of smart network modeling to encompass real-time field and radar data-driven simulations and predictive forecasting capabilities. It brings all relevant data from disparate sources into a single system readily available for detailed analysis using InfoWorks ICM. This enables operators to detect problems before they become events, and gives them crucial time to react and reduce or eliminate the impacts of these events. Such advanced capabilities greatly enhance the ability of wastewater utilities and river authorities to predict flood risks, support cost-effective drainage management and online urban flooding forecasts, and improve drainage system operation.

ICM TSDB delivers a powerful combination of 2D rainfall data and time-series data, along with a suite of analytic and visualization tools that monitor the performance and capacity of collection systems. It gives users a comprehensive, real-time view into current system operations, enabling them to make informed, timely decisions. ICM TSDB provides:
  • Flexible import, storage and export of time-series data including import from existing InfoWorks ICM events
  • Import, storage and export of 2D rainfall data on a range of geometries (both Cartesian and Polar) with a variety of source formats
  • Visualization and animation of 2D rainfall data
  • Creation, storage and management of user edits of time-series data
  • Addition of missing data or deletion/change of invalid data
  • Creation of custom overrides of the base data (what-if scenarios)
  • Merging of externally-supplied, user-edited and recurrent time series for input to a simulation or comparison with simulation results
  • Interpolation of time-series data at various stages in the data flow
  • Combination of rain gauge profiles and 2D rainfall profiles for direct simulation, including time-dependent prioritization of sources
  • Ability to use non-regular time steps for time-varying data (e.g., inflows, levels)
  • Seamless integration with any InfoWorks ICM model

ICM TSDB elevates the standards for smart network modeling by enabling operational and engineering level integration throughout the utility organization,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President and Chief Operating Officer of Innovyze. “This critical software tool will allow utilities and river authorities to productively learn from past events as well as effectively monitor, forecast and better react to future events. These capabilities enable a new level of vulnerability assessment and collection system protection while reducing or eliminating property and environmental damages and safeguarding public health. This is another step in our ongoing commitment to delivering superior value to our customers who plan, design, manage, operate, and sustain safe, reliable water and wastewater infrastructure systems.”

Innovyze Releases BalanceNet for IWLive, Next Generation of Real-Time Operations Optimization Software for Smarter Water Utilities

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Innovyze Releases BalanceNet for IWLive,
Next Generation of Real-Time Operations Optimization Software for Smarter Water Utilities
New Release Raises Bar for Energy Management and Sustainability Software,
Delivers Economic, Operational and Environmental Benefits
Broomfield, Colorado USA, February 12, 2013 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced the release of BalanceNetfor IWLive  This new state-of-the-art real-time energy management and sustainability solution for drinking water distribution systems is designed to change the way water utility operators around the world make informed decisions on operating and managing their complex water networks to minimize energy costs and environmental impact while meeting production and performance requirements.

Water utilities are energy-intensive, and consumers use water in energy-intensive ways, like water heating and pressurizing. Approximately 80% of municipal water processing and distribution costs are for electricity, the vast majority of it consumed by pumps. In California, water-related energy use consumes roughly 20 percent of the state’s electricity, 30 percent of its natural gas, and 88 billion gallons of diesel fuel every year — and the demand is growing. Nationally, About 13 percent of U.S. electricity consumption is related to water, and the CO2 embedded in the nation’s water represents 5% of all U.S. carbon emissions.

BalanceNet is designed expressly to assist water distribution system operators and train new operators in managing their energy consumption more effectively. It does so by equipping control rooms with the unprecedented real-time ability to develop sound, cost-effective pump scheduling policies that reduce operational and chemical costs, improve system performance and enable more reliable operations.

Designed for online applications with existing SCADA systems, BalanceNet reads real-time field data, instantly updates the network model and determines which pump and treatment plant schedules will yield the lowest operating cost while satisfying the desired system performance requirements (e.g., target tank trajectory curves, minimum and maximum flows and velocities, total pump flows). It uniquely combines an optimized mass balance model with an advanced network solver to quickly produce a set of near-ideal solutions for improving system operations. The network solver automatically defines the mass balance model, accounting for changes in demand, controls and other factors in each time step. The mass balance model is then optimized using Genetic Algorithms. Both energy consumption and pump switching costs are explicitly considered, and JET, Oracle, SQL and Pi databases are fully supported. The optimized pumping schedule can then be fed to the SCADA system for use in implementing resulting network control policies. These advantages represent fundamental advances in how readily water utilities operators can evaluate the efficiency of their water networks, then quickly and confidently develop improved system operations and more reliable performance.

“Since day one, our mission has been to bring powerful product development capabilities to the smart water network modeling community and foster its expansion,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE,Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President and Chief Operating Officer of Innovyze. “BalanceNet is a significant leap — an invaluable new water distribution systems planning and operations tool that will greatly aid utilities in improving the efficiency of their distribution systems and ensuring more reliable operations at maximum cost savings. This new software greatly enhances their ability to produce the best possible pumping schedules with minimum effort, reduced labor requirements and significant cost savings. The release demonstrates our strong commitment to continually delivering innovative technologies and superior value to our customers who manage, operate and sustain safe, reliable drinking water distribution systems. Innovyze is very proud to offer this revolutionary new power tool to the global waterworks industry.”

Pricing and Availability
BalanceNet for IWLive is available by subscription worldwide. For the latest information on the Innovyze Subscription Program, visit www.innovyze.com or contact your local Innovyze Channel Partner.

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From the Dish - The Wisdom of Play

The Wisdom Of Play

FEB 10 2013 @ 1:43PM

Mark Rowland meditates on the well-lived life, arguing that it “is play, and not work, that gives value to our lives”:

It might be that most of the things we do in life we do for the sake of something else. But there are still some things we do just to do them — for their own sake and not for the sake of anything else. If the former category is work, then the latter category is play. Work is activity directed at an external goal. Play is activity whose goal is internal or intrinsic to it. In its pure form, play has no external purpose or reward. We play just to play. When my sons’ volleys have been sufficiently consistent and accurate, their tennis coach will instigate a game. He yells, ‘Fruit basket!’ and lobs several balls into the air in quick succession. They have to drop their rackets, run and catch the balls before they stop bouncing. This is done amid much cackling and squeals of delight on their part — almost as if the rest of their lesson was work aimed at unleashing this bout of play. I love watching this, because I cannot imagine a purer form of play. There is no external goal or purpose. My sons do it simply because at that precise moment in time — and the squeals of delight are testament to this — there is nothing in the world they would rather be doing.

Innovyze Announces Release of ICMLive; Real-Time Operational Forecasting of Urban and Rural Catchments

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Innovyze Announces Release of ICMLive;
Real-Time Operational Forecasting of Urban and Rural Catchments
Revolutionary New Product Equips Water Utilities and River Authorities
with Unprecedented Decision-Making Capability
Broomfield, Colorado USA, February 05, 2013 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced the worldwide release ofICMLive for real-time operational forecasting of urban and rural catchments. The pioneering release provides water utilities timely, accurate and reliable forecasts of what will happen within a catchment, based on past and current observations of a multitude of parameters along with future rainfall predictions. The product combines the comprehensive integrated catchment modeling capabilities of InfoWorks ICM with sophisticated real-time operational forecasting, early warning, and emergency management. This debut reflects Innovyze’s vanguard position in the water industry and its ongoing commitment to delivering pioneering smart water solutions that enhance the safety, reliability and sustainability of the world’s wet infrastructure systems.

Advances in computer simulation and hardware have made real-time operation of stormwater, wastewater, river and combined systems a reality. ICMLive allows both large and small utilities and water authorities to manage their systems more efficiently and effectively than ever before. A powerful risk assessment and real-time decision making tool, it enables managers and operators to consider the influence of a full range of catchment factors in the management of flooding and the reduction of unregulated discharges; the optimization of storage and existing infrastructure, leading to savings on capital works; and the optimization of pumps to lower energy costs and reduce CO2 emissions.

ICMLive is designed to work automatically. Once a system is configured, real-time data is continually and automatically harvested and quality checked. This data can be defined by a number of parameters, including observed and forecast radar rainfall, online water quality measurements, and ancillary structure and pump operation time series. Simulations are run automatically at a user-defined frequency using the full hydrodynamic and technological capabilities of InfoWorks ICM, including one- and two-dimensional modeling techniques, real-time control, dynamic water quality analysis, and GPU-enhanced and remote simulation. Simulation frequency can change in response to user-defined conditions. For example, increased rainfall intensity can trigger a reduction in the interval between simulations.

Warnings or alerts triggered during the forecast period are instantly displayed via the rich ICMLive user interface, allowing system operators to see at a glance which areas need attention and what options might be taken. Comparison alerts can be used to highlight differences between observed and modeled results, enabling users to refine their models — creating unprecedented confidence in simulation results.

ICMLive also allows operators to perform additional scenario analysis simulations, exploring alternative real time control scenarios, such as the impact of switching on a pump earlier than planned, and quickly seeing the effect of these changes on the system. The wide range of capabilities available in ICMLive allow it to be used as a key tool in the decision making process, enabling operators to take action to avoid system issues, release timely alerts, and quickly deploy response teams if necessary.

“Integrated catchment modeling is an invaluable tool for water utility planning, engineering and water quality departments,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President and Chief Operating Officer of Innovyze. “However, translating these benefits to real-time operations has proven difficult. With ICMLive, Innovyze has changed the paradigm for how and where integrated catchment models can be applied. This milestone solution gives engineering professionals the most advanced and comprehensive toolset available for planning, designing, operating and sustaining safe, reliable and efficient drainage systems while effectively protecting public health and our waterways.”

Pricing and Availability
ICMLive is now available worldwide by subscription. For the latest information on the Innovyze Subscription Program, including availability and purchase requirements, visit www.innovyze.com or contact your local Innovyze Channel Partner.