Innovyze Announces Worldwide Support for EPANET and SWMM
Groundbreaking Initiative Facilitates Technology Transfer of Sustainable Water Infrastructure Models Between Global Communities
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, March 31, 2015
Sustainable water infrastructure models are used throughout the world for the planning, analysis, design, and research of stormwater, wastewater, and drinking water distribution management. SWMM can model the generation and transport of runoff and sanitary flows as well as estimate the production of pollutant loads associated with this runoff in storm, sanitary or combined sewers. With the recent inclusion of hydrologic performance of specific types of green infrastructure low impact development (LID) controls the model can be used to consider both grey infrastructure approaches (e.g., pipes, tunnels, high rate treatment), and potentially more cost-effective green infrastructure approaches (e.g., rain gardens, permeable pavement, rain barrels) for managing stormwater. EPANET can help water utilities maintain and improve the quality of water delivered to consumers through their drinking water distribution systems. It can also be used to plan and improve a system’s hydraulic performance. The model can assist with pipe, pump, and valve placement; sizing; energy minimization; fire flow analysis; vulnerability studies; and operator training. Together, these models give municipalities the tools to help them develop cost effective green and grey water infrastructure options that reduce the release of untreated wastewater and improve the availability of safe drinking water.
“Innovyze is a pioneer in cutting edge sustainable water infrastructure modeling research and development,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, NAE, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “The company’s industry-leading GIS-centric InfoWater and InfoSWMM product suites greatly expand on the simulation and analysis capabilities ofEPANET and SWMM5 models. Ongoing maintenance of EPANET and SWMM is important both to us and to the global water and wastewater communities. It ensures the usefulness and longevity of these products for their users. We are pleased to launch this initiative to help further sustain the world’s wet infrastructures and provide solutions to such challenging problems as climate change, water security, and environmental compliance.
“We hope to continue to inspire water modelers worldwide and provide them the power tools to do the things that inspire them so that together we can build and sustain resilient water infrastructures that help drive the economy and create a better world for everyone.”
Both EPANET and SWMM can be downloaded free directly from the Innovyze web site at www.innovyze.com. Access to the Innovyze User Forums is also available to seek answers and exchange information with the global water and wastewater modeling communities (http://forums.innovyze.com/).