Innovyze Releases InfoSWMM Sustain for Comprehensive Urban Stormwater Treatment and Analysis
New Software Lets Stormwater Management Professionals Determine Optimal BMP Combinations at Various Watershed Scales Based on Cost and Effectiveness
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the worldwide release of InfoSWMM Sustain. Designed in response to the needs of watershed and stormwater engineering professionals, this power tool lets users develop, evaluate, and select optimal best management practice (BMP) combinations at various watershed scales on the basis of cost and effectiveness. It can be effectively used to evaluate complex decisions about green infrastructure selection and placement, performance, and costs for meeting desired flow and water quality targets.—
InfoSWMM Sustain is a comprehensive geocentric decision support system created to facilitate optimal selection and placement of BMPs and low impact development (LID) techniques at strategic locations in urban watersheds. It can accurately model any combination of LID controls, such as porous permeable pavement, rain gardens, green roofs, street planters, rain barrels, infiltration trenches, and vegetative swales, to determine their effectiveness in managing stormwater and combined sewer overflows. Such capabilities can greatly assist users in developing cost-effective and reliable implementation plans for flow and pollution control aimed at protecting source waters and meeting water quality goals. It does so by helping users answer the following questions: How effective are BMPs in reducing runoff and pollutant loadings? What are the most cost-effective solutions for meeting water quality and quantity objectives? And where, what type, and how extensive should BMPs be?
By seamlessly integrating ArcGIS 10.x with SWMM 5.1, InfoSWMM Sustain greatly expands on the USEPA SUSTAIN software to provide critically needed support to watershed practitioners at all levels in developing stormwater management evaluations and cost optimizations to meet their program needs. The software can automatically import any SWMM 5.1, InfoSWMM or InfoWorks ICM (exported to SWMM 5.1), model, then evaluate numerous potential combinations of BMPs to determine the optimal combination to meet specified objectives such as runoff volume or pollutant loading reductions. Both kinematic wave and full dynamic wave flow routing models are fully supported. Among its many vital applications, InfoSWMM Sustain can be effectively used in developing TMDL implementation plans, identifying management practices to achieve pollutant reductions under a separate municipal storm sewer system (MS4) stormwater permit, determining optimal green infrastructure strategies for reducing volume and peak flows to combined sewer systems, evaluating the benefits of distributed green infrastructure implementation on water quantity and quality in urban streams, and developing a phased BMP installation plan using cost effectiveness curves.
“With InfoSWMM Sustain, we are extending our success in the smart network modeling marketplace to address the specific needs of stormwater management professionals and their engineering consultants,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, NAE, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “It performs very sophisticated hydrologic and water quality modeling in watersheds and urban streams, and enables users to determine optimal management solutions at multiple-scale watersheds to achieve desired water quality objectives based on cost effectiveness. It also gives users the power tool they need to maximize water quality benefits, minimize stormwater management costs and combined sewer overflows, and protect the environment and public health. We are very proud to offer this groundbreaking new power tool to our clients.”
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