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

Innovyze Press Release

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  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 or contact your local Innovyze Channel Partner.