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In its ongoing quest to equip the global wastewater industry with the world's most comprehensive and innovative GIS-centric modeling and design solutions, MWH Soft, a leading global provider of environmental and water resources applications software, announced the worldwide availability of the V5 Generation of InfoSWMM for ArcGIS (ESRI, Redlands, Calif.). The release marks the most significant milestone to date in the evolution of the company's flagship urban drainage modeling and design product, firmly establishing it as the number one choice for the effective evaluation, management, rehabilitation and operation of wastewater and storm water collection systems.
As a full-featured urban drainage network analysis and design program, InfoSWMM delivers the highest rate of return in the industry. All operations of a typical sewer system—from analysis and design to management functions such as water quality assessment, pollution prediction, urban flooding, real-time control and record keeping—are addressed in a single, fully integrated geoengineering environment.
The program offers users unprecedented power in managing urban runoff and wet weather water quality problems in combined, sanitary and storm sewers; optimizing BMP and LID designs; and meeting SSO and CSO regulations. The model also offers highly sophisticated Real-Time Control (RTC) schemes for the operational management of wastewater systems and hydraulic structures. The unparalleled performance modeling of InfoSWMM sets new benchmarks in scalability, reliability, functionality and flexibility within the powerful ArcGIS environment. InfoSWMM is the world's first and only urban drainage modeling solution certified by the National Association of GIS-Centric Software (NAGCS). Its powerful hydraulic computational engine is also endorsed by the U.S. EPA and certified by FEMA.
Underlining MWH Soft's leadership in the wastewater industry, InfoSWMM reflects the company's ongoing commitment to delivering pioneering technology that raises the bar for urban drainage network modeling standards, helping to shape the future of this critical sector. Focused on expanded geospatial functions and performance, InfoSWMM V5 features a host of unique new capabilities to help wastewater engineers and planners develop better designs and operational improvements faster and more efficiently.
The new version embodies more than 50 customer-requested enhancements, plus significant innovations that break new ground in geoengineering productivity and efficiency. Key additional modeling tools include a dual-drainage (major/minor) system input facilitator to accurately model street overland flows and storm water drainage inlets; a detailed engineering reviewer to ensure data consistency with expected engineering values based on engineering standards or any user-defined set of validation rules; a comprehensive network auditor to validate proper connectivity and report missing data; and the ability to model hydrogen sulfide buildup and corrosion potential in sewer systems.
In addition, InfoSWMM 5.0 now supports modulated controls for pumps, weirs, orifices and outlets, as well as many important rainfall-runoff modeling methods like the Delmarva Unit Hydrograph, Clark Unit Hydrograph, Snyder Unit Hydrograph, Santa Barbara Hydrograph, Espey Unit Hydrograph and San Diego Modified Rational Formula. The software's powerful new graphical and tabular reporting capabilities include the ability to display any number of profile plots before running a simulation and to generate comprehensive tabular results, statistics reports, scatter and exceedance frequency plots and summary tables for all network components (e.g., storage units).
“Our mission is cultivating a thriving urban drainage modeling community, starting with the individual user, and our goal is to document progress every day,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D, president and CEO of MWH Soft. “That's why we've listened so closely to our customers and invested so much in coming up with innovations worthy of InfoSWMM V5. This major evolutionary release is the latest in a series of product innovations that have set InfoSWMM apart from competitors' products. It underlines our company's resolute commitment not only to providing our customers with the industry's most advanced and comprehensive urban drainage modeling solution, but to back our products with consistent state-of-the-art development, innovation and support. We are proud to ship a significantly refined tool set that will have an immediate impact on our clients' productivity and performance.”
“InfoSWMM is the standard for mainstream geocentric urban drainage modeling and design. It helps engineers analyze and optimize their systems better, faster and more affordably than any other product in the world,” said Trent Schade, PE, senior client service manager for MWH Soft and a leading urban drainage modeling expert. “Users are continuously demanding more from their urban drainage modeling software, and MWH Soft has again answered the call. V5 is the most significant InfoSWMM release ever in terms of functionality and performance. Its seamless integration with ArcGIS, ability to simulate both dry-weather and wet-weather flows, and power to quickly and reliably optimize system rehabilitation, design and operation make even the most sophisticated and challenging urban drainage system analysis fast and easy, regardless of users’ technical expertise. This effectively extends its benefits across the entire enterprise.”