InfoWorks ICM Helps Anglian Water Manage Flood Risk

Aug. 18, 2016
Integrated catchment modeling software developed by Innovyze

Innovyze announced that Anglian Water, a U.K. water and sewerage company, has purchased multiple licenses of InfoWorks ICM.

With a 27,500 sq km service area, Anglian is geographically the largest water company in England and Wales. The company supplies more than 1 billion liters of water every day to more than 6 million domestic and business customers through its network of 36,000 km of water mains. Approximately 1 billion liters of used water are flushed and poured into its sewers each day and delivered to 1,077 sewage treatment works through 76,355 km of pipes. Because large parts of its region are flat and low-lying, the risk of flooding is high.

“The InfoWorks ICM sewer network modeling product continues to be the solution of choice for U.K. water companies,” said Andrew Walker, client service manager and product sector leader for Innovyze EMEA Operations. “Anglian Water is one of a number of highly-regarded water and wastewater service providers around the world to turn to our powerful, industry-leading system dynamics and business analytics solutions. They are keen to exploit the extraordinary step change in modeling capabilities that InfoWorks ICM offers to help them achieve the challenging AMP6 goals set by OFWAT, the U.K. water and wastewater regulator.”

InfoWorks ICM can integrate 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 software provides a solution for simultaneously modeling belowground and aboveground elements of catchments to represent all flow paths and improve understanding of processes occurring in the holistic environment.

The software also accounts for interactions of natural and man-made environments and simulates the water quality impact of polluting runoff and effluent from urban areas. Such capabilities help wastewater utilities predict overflows, support cost-effective drainage design and management, develop online urban flooding forecasts, conceive and evaluate sound and reliable urban catchment strategies, actively control and gather adequate storage, and improve the operation of any drainage system.

InfoWorks ICM Executive Suite also serves as a base platform for advanced integrated catchment modeling extensions. Among these applications are ICM RiskMaster (economic evaluation of flood risks), ICM TSDB (real-time data and event management), InfoWorks PDM (probability distributed moisture modeling), and ICMExchange (full-featured programmer’s toolkit for customized solutions).

“In strengthening its comprehensive smart water network solutions portfolio with InfoWorks ICM, Anglian Water has demonstrated its exemplary commitment to both its customers and the environment,” said said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, president, chief operating officer and chief technical officer of Innovyze. “We look forward to being a vital part of this respected enterprise’s continued success.”

Source: Innovyze

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