Monday, December 28, 2015

Innovyze President Dr. Paul F. Boulos Joins ACEC Design Professionals Coalition

Innovyze President Dr. Paul F. Boulos Joins ACEC Design Professionals Coalition

Broomfield, Colorado, USA, December 29, 2015

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, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, has been appointed to the Design Professionals Coalition (DPC).

The DPC, a coalition of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), was established in 1983 to develop and advocate for policies related to the business interests of large design/engineering firms and the public good. Its membership includes senior executives of the nation’s leading engineering, architectural, surveying and mapping firms. Member companies are multi-disciplined, multi-practice firms with both domestic and international practices, and employ alternative project delivery as well as design-bid-build approaches.

“I look forward to working with this distinguished group of our industry’s most seasoned leaders to help our clients and governments meet the challenges of rebuilding our nation’s aging and failing critical infrastructure within the boundaries of limited financial and natural resources, increasingly stringent regulations, and the looming effects of climate change,” said Boulos. “The work we do carries with it tremendous social responsibility for the safety and well-being of the public, the health of the economy and the protection of the environment. It’s vital that we understand and meet the complex industry challenges we face with sound, innovative, sustainable solutions.”

Dr. Boulos joined MWH Global in 1991, delivering significant results for the company in a variety of technical, strategy and operational roles. In 1996, he founded Innovyze. Under his leadership, Innovyze has become one of the world’s most influential and innovative providers of water, wastewater and river modeling and simulation technology. The company has the highest operating margin in the AEC industry. Dr. Boulos is a Diplomate (by Eminence) of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEES), an Honorary Diplomate of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE), a Distinguished Diplomate in Navigation Engineering by the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port & Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE), a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). He serves on the Boards of Directors of MWH Global and Innovyze.

For more information on the DPC, visit http://www.dpcweb.org/.
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

GIS For Biologists: Tip #16 – The ‘Shapefile Approach’ Vs The ‘Geodatabase Approach’ to GIS


Monday, December 21, 2015

Job Posting - Sediment and Water Quality Transport in Urban Watersheds Research Participation Program Office of Research and Development National Risk Management Research Laboratory U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Sediment and Water Quality Transport in Urban Watersheds
Research Participation Program
Office of Research and Development
National Risk Management Research Laboratory
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EPA-ORD/NRMRL-WSWRD-2015-04

Project Description:


Extra Note: Water resources job opening with in Cincinnati, Ohio for someone with a masters or PhD:
A postgraduate research project training opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD)/National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL). The appointment will be served with the Water Supply and Water Resources Division (WSWRD) in Cincinnati, Ohio. 
The WSWRD conducts research on microbial contaminants, water treatment technology, urban water management, and water quality controls for the benefit of the nation. 
The research opportunity will include activities such as:
  • Formulation of numerical techniques for simulation of nutrient and sediment water quality transport.
  • Development of initial solution prototype.
  • Testing of prototype with analytical, synthetic, and field study data.
  • Development of production code for SWMM based on prototype experience
  • Preparation of research products documenting methodology and results. 
The research participant will gain:
  • Experience with numerical solution of advection-diffusion-reaction equations
  • Knowledge of overland flow hydrology and numerical simulation of open channel flow hydraulics
  • Experience with object oriented software design
  • Experience developing software in C/C++.

Qualifications:

Applicants must have received a master’s or doctoral degree in civil/environmental engineering, hydrology, environmental science, or other related discipline within five years of the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date.
The program is open to all qualified individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran. U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent resident status is preferred (but a candidate also may hold an appropriate visa status; an H1B visa is not appropriate). Guidelines for non-U.S. citizens may be found at http://orise.orau.gov/epa/applicants/immigration.htm. 
The appointment is full time for one year and may be renewed upon recommendation of EPA and contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend. Funding may be made available to reimburse the participant's travel expenses to present the results of his/her research at scientific conferences. No funding will be made available to cover travel costs for pre-appointment visits, relocation costs, tuition and fees, or a participant's health insurance. The participant must show proof of health and medical insurance. The participant does not become an EPA employee.

Technical Questions:

The mentor for this project is Michael Tryby (tryby.michael@epa.gov). 

How to Apply:

An application can be found at http://orise.orau.gov/epa/applicants/application.htmPlease reference Project # EPA-ORD/NRMRL-WSWRD-2015-04 when calling or writing for information.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

There was a change in EPA SWMM 5.1 to better represent Weekend vs Weekday Hourly flow patterns

There was a change in EPA SWMM 5.1 to better represent Weekend vs Weekday Hourly flow patterns

Fields for the DWF Tables in H2OMap SWMM and InfoSWMM are:

1. Scenario Name
2. Junction ID for the node that receives the DWF
3. The item – either FLOW, MASS or Concentration (Use Blockedit to just set this at Flow for all Rows) and you should fix your problem.
4. Value – the flow in the units defined in the Run Manager
5. Pattern1 – Can be Weekend, Hourly (Weekday only), Monthly or Daily patterns.  They can be in any order but Hourly only applies Monday to Friday.
6. Pattern2 – Can be Weekend, Hourly (Weekday only), Monthly or Daily patterns. They can be in any order but Hourly only applies Monday to Friday.
7. Pattern3 – Can be Weekend, Hourly (Weekday only), Monthly or Daily patterns. They can be in any order but Hourly only applies Monday to Friday.
8. Pattern4 – Can be Weekend, Hourly (Weekday only), Monthly or Daily patterns. They can be in any order but Weekend only applies to Saturday and Sunday.
9. Alloc Code which is a tag from the DWF Allocator

It used to be that the two hourly patterns were applies as

… the week end flows are generated in the model by multiplying Node DWF x Hourly x Weekend x Daily x Monthly. 

But now

… the week end flows (Saturday and Sunday) are generated in the model by multiplying Node DWF x Weekend x Daily x Monthly. 

… the daily flows (Monday to Friday) flows are generated in the model by multiplying Node DWF x Hourly x Daily x Monthly.  

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

How to Tell how Long Normal Flow is used in a Link in #InfoSWMM, H2OMap SWMM w/ #SWMM5

How to Tell how Long Normal Flow is used in a Link in #InfoSWMM, H2OMap SWMM  w/ #SWMM5

Find the Fraction of Normal Flow Limited in the Flow Classification  Table and copy it to the Link Information Table - the value of FLM can then be Displayed in a Map using  the Map Display command.  In this small example, three links primarily used normal flow and one uses it for a short time. Normal flow only uses the Manning's equation and the link upstream depth, hydraulic radius and cross sectional area to compute the flow.


How to Tell how Long Normal Flow is used in a Link in #InfoSWMM, H2OMap SWMM  w/ #SWMM5
St. Venant equation solution – this is the link attribute data used when the St. Venant Equation is used in #SWMM 5. Simulated Parameters from the upstream, midpoint and downstream sections of the link are used.
Normal Flow Equation – this is the link attribute data used when the Normal Flow Equation is used in #SWMM 5. Only simulated parameters from the upstream end of the link are used if the normal flow equation is used for the time step.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

@INNOVYZE Smart network modeling for effective planning of sustainable urban areas

Smart network modeling for effective planning of sustainable urban areas.
Journal of the American Water Works Association, 107(12), December 2015.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

#SWMM5 on #GITHUB and 21.CO Machine Learning

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    From WWW to Social Web to Machine Learning Web. This could be huge!
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    Coolest part about —they know so well that is even more important than

Re-Engineering the user interface of EPANET - A post in the Blog Water Simulation

Re-Engineering the user interface of EPANET - A post in the Blog Water Simulation 
Click for more information

http://www.water-simulation.com/wsp/2015/11/29/re-engineering-the-user-interface-of-epanet/

Sunday, November 22, 2015

InfoSWMM Version Numbers and the version of Arc Map they use and which EPA SWMM5 Engine is used for Each InfoSWMM Version

 InfoSWMM Version Numbers  InfoSWMM Version 14.7  Update 3 for Arc Map 10 to 10.8 and Windows 7/8/8.1/10 - EPA SWMM 5.1.014   4/12/2020   ...