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Innovyze Announces Worldwide Support for EPANET and SWMM5

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

Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced worldwide support for USEPA’s flagship EPANET and SWMM public domain software. By offering its technical expertise to the EPANETand SWMM communities, Innovyze is ensuring ongoing maintenance of these free software models of sustainable stormwater, wastewater, and water supply systems.

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.”

For more information about these products, visit Innovyze at www.innovyze.com and select “EPANET” or “SWMM.” Training classes onEPANET and SWMM will be available through the Innovyze University, http://www.innovyze.com/education/.
 
Pricing and Availability
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/).

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.
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Sustain PDF Files for Reading

Sustain PDF Files for Reading BMPSitingTool_UserGuide.pdf P1005IFG.pdf Sustain_P100DEWI.pdf The International Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Database project website features a database of over 530 BMP studies, performance analysis results, tools for use in BMP performance studies, monitoring guidance and other study-related publications. http://www.bmpdatabase.org/ EPA National Stormwater Calculator SWMM CAT Users Guide

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1 Reply · Reply by Robert Dickinson Jun 27

Safe way to change simulation data during runtime

Hello, I'm working on the coupling of  SWMM with a homemade 2D superficial flow model. The later is written in Python. For this purpose, I'm currently writing a Python wrapper for SWMM using ctypes. So far I managed to control a simulation from Python using swmm_step() and get results at each time-step using node_getResults().  But for my purpose I will need to exchange nodes data at runtime. Simply put, at each time-step I need to read values from given nodes, and then update them before the next time-step. From what I've read in this forum about Matlab-SWMM interface, a proposed solution would be to run a full SWMM simulation between two "exchange time", read output files, update input files and run a new simulation. However I'm afraid this solution would introduce a severe overhead with file reading and writing. So I'd like to know from people who have good knowledge of SWMM source code, if there is a safe way to change some node data during a simulation. Thanks for your help.

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How to Model Water Quality Time Series in SWMM5

You can model water quality as a SWMM 5 inflow time series using the following steps: 1. Model Water Quality (TSS  for Example) 2. Add the needed inflow Time Series at a Node 3. Include both a Flow 4. and a TSS Time Series  5. The TSS time Series is Concentration over time The file at the bottom is an example of the TSS time series Download the Sample File Water%20Quality%20TS.inp

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How to develop a unit area hydrographs(surface water only) and pollutographs in SWMM5 for use in SUSTAINs(System for Urban Stormwater Treatment Analysis and INtegration) land module.

Hello sir, seasons greeting.  I am very new to the SWMM5 and working on a project in which i have to develop unit hydrograph and pollutograph in SWMM. please help me out.explain me a detailed procedure to develop hydrograph and pollutograph. Actually I have to develop unit area hydrographs for use in SUSTAINs land module and also have to develop pollutographs for each landuse and subcatchment (Based on unit area hydrographs and EMC's). Thanks in adavance and will be waiting for your valuable suggestions.

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2 Replies · Reply by Gowthami Devana Apr 20

Lumped catchment reacts too fast

I lumped my catchment - disregarding the details of the sewer nework and repalacing it with an equivalent subcatchment -  but it offten reacts faster than the detailed sewer network model. Any research or idea on this? I tried to include a  link down stream of the subcatchment which improved the fit between detailed and lumped model.

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Combine two SWMM projects

Hi, I have a SWMM project representing one catchment, I want to add another SWMM project (of another nearby catchment produced separately) inorder to have a combined project representing both catchments. What is the best way to do this? Do I have to edit the .inp file manually?

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2 Replies · Reply by MeHa Mar 26

Parameter for 'delaying' modelled flow

Hi, I am trying to calibrate a subcatchment. I have semi-automatically tried to calibrate catchment width, slope, Manning's n for pervious and impervious, depression storage for pervious and impervious. I came up with a flow curve shape which looks like the measured flow but the modelled flow is starting 30min earlier. I tried to change many of those parameters I described but still I can not reduce the 30min gap. Since it is a very small catchment I don't think this is due to spatial distribution of rainfall. So any other  idea why modelled flow starts 30min before measured?

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1 Reply · Reply by Robert Dickinson Mar 20

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Safe way to change simulation data during runtime

Hello, I'm working on the coupling of  SWMM with a homemade 2D superficial flow model. The later is written in Python. For this purpose, I'm currently writing a Python wrapper for SWMM using ctypes. So far I managed to control a simulation from Python using swmm_step() and get results at each time-step using node_getResults().  But for my purpose I will need to exchange nodes data at runtime. Simply put, at each time-step I need to read values from given nodes, and then update them before the…

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the successful way to combine MATLAB with SWMM

Hi everyone,  I found there were many questions about how to call SWMM in matlab, and this problem has bothered me for a long time.  Now I find a way to combine MATLAB with SWMM, it solve my problem, and I want to share with your guys .  The principle is to read and change .inp file of SWMM, and call swmm in MATLAB, then read the .rpt file to import data to matlab workspace.  The step and the main command are like below: 1. use  the command 'textscan' in matlab to read .inp file, the result…

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open .out file

Hello everyone, I would like to read the .out file in a text editor created after a simulation in SWMM5. However I can't get anything readable when I open the file in notepad or some equivalent software. As I would like to combine SWMM and Matlab, I need to see and understand the structure of the .out file... Anyone knows how to do that? Thanks, Nicolas

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4 Replies · Reply by deville May 27, 2014

Sample code and example for link SWMM to Matlab

Hello folks, I was happy for the fact that I found this website but my excitement didnt last long! I read all of the dicussions here but I couldnt find a post which directly show me how to connect Matlab to SWMM. Yes, you do parallel processing and all of the fancy stuff with SWMM but I still don't know how call the SWMM! I may have missed something. I'm looking for a sample code to call SWMM from Matlab and do some changes to calibrate and essentially optimize the specific parameters. I think…

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2 Replies · Reply by Robert Dickinson Nov 22, 2014

Re: parallel swmm and matlab

Hi Ive been running an optimization of swmm using matlab. I was hoping to use the multistart and ga algorithms in parallel mode so I could make use of a multicore PC. I havent been able to get this running  (serial optimization is ok), since parallel calls are being made to SWMM and something is being overwritten.. What Ive tried is: - rename SWMM5.exe in matlab folder to SWMM5_1,2,3 corresponding to the core no. - assign the current .inp file to the current core number - cycle through the…

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4 Replies · Reply by Dave Morgan Mar 2, 2014

editing subcatchment, node and conduit parameters using swmm5 interface commands

Hi there, I am going to edit some parameters in swmm5 input file through swmm5 interface commands. Is it possible to do that or not? I can find some commands to read results for example GetSingleResult to view simulation results for particular parameters but I can not find any commands to change some particular parameters as an new input file. I think this can be done for Epanet2 through epanet toolkit.  Please tell me if it is possible to change input file parameters (for example…

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2 Replies · Reply by yasert Mar 5, 2013

How can MATLAB change some parameters in SWMM5 inp file?

Dear all,I want to use MATLAB and SWMM5 for optimal calibration. In doing so:1) MATLAB has to generate some random values (decision variables) as inputs for SWMM5 (here is width of subcatchments2)Previous subcatchment widths replaced with New ones. So it is necessary that MATLAB reads inp file and replaces older subcatchment widths with generated values.3)SWMM5 has to run in DOS version (swmm54)MATLAB has to read rpt file and picks some result to calculate objective function5) generate other…

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7 Replies · Reply by Robert Dickinson Apr 8, 2013

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How to Model Water Quality Time Series in SWMM5

You can model water quality as a SWMM 5 inflow time series using the following steps: 1. Model Water Quality (TSS  for Example) 2. Add the needed inflow Time Series at a Node 3. Include both a Flow 4. and a TSS Time Series  5. The TSS time Series is Concentration over time The file at the bottom is an example of the TSS time series Download the Sample File Water%20Quality%20TS.inp

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0 Replies

How to develop a unit area hydrographs(surface water only) and pollutographs in SWMM5 for use in SUSTAINs(System for Urban Stormwater Treatment Analysis and INtegration) land module.

Hello sir, seasons greeting.  I am very new to the SWMM5 and working on a project in which i have to develop unit hydrograph and pollutograph in SWMM. please help me out.explain me a detailed procedure to develop hydrograph and pollutograph. Actually I have to develop unit area hydrographs for use in SUSTAINs land module and also have to develop pollutographs for each landuse and subcatchment (Based on unit area hydrographs and EMC's). Thanks in adavance and will be waiting for your valuable…

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2 Replies · Reply by Gowthami Devana Apr 20

Lumped catchment reacts too fast

I lumped my catchment - disregarding the details of the sewer nework and repalacing it with an equivalent subcatchment -  but it offten reacts faster than the detailed sewer network model. Any research or idea on this? I tried to include a  link down stream of the subcatchment which improved the fit between detailed and lumped model.

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0 Replies

Combine two SWMM projects

Hi, I have a SWMM project representing one catchment, I want to add another SWMM project (of another nearby catchment produced separately) inorder to have a combined project representing both catchments. What is the best way to do this? Do I have to edit the .inp file manually?

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2 Replies · Reply by MeHa Mar 26

Parameter for 'delaying' modelled flow

Hi, I am trying to calibrate a subcatchment. I have semi-automatically tried to calibrate catchment width, slope, Manning's n for pervious and impervious, depression storage for pervious and impervious. I came up with a flow curve shape which looks like the measured flow but the modelled flow is starting 30min earlier. I tried to change many of those parameters I described but still I can not reduce the 30min gap. Since it is a very small catchment I don't think this is due to spatial…

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1 Reply · Reply by Robert Dickinson Mar 20

The SWMM 5 C Code for Most SWMM 5 Versions

The SWMM 5 C Code for Most SWMM 5 Versions The C code is in the zipped files - the prefix of the zip file denotes the version v13 for example is EPA SWMM 5.0.013 v3epaswmm5_engine.zip v5 epaswmm code  engine005b.zip v8epaswmm5_engine.zip v10epaswmm5_engine.zip v11epaswmm5_engine.zip v12epaswmm5_engine.zip v13epaswmm5_engine.zip v14epaswmm5_engine.zip v15epaswmm5_engine.zip v16epaswmm5_engine.zip v17epaswmm5_engine.zip v18epaswmm5_engine.zip v19epaswmm5_engine.zip v22epaswmm5_engine.zip…

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1 Reply · Reply by Robert Dickinson May 27

External Input File for SWMM

I have 8 subcatchments in a watershed and all these 8 subcatchments have 8 different curve number values(infiltration model).I want to vary the curve number values and look at the change in the associated hydrograph. Can you kindly suggest me in which programming language I should write the code so that it is possible to vary the Curve number values through that code instead of manually changing each subcatchemnt values.The total iterations of vhange in curve number values will be 256 so…

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3 Replies · Reply by Robert Dickinson Nov 22, 2014

Excessive Continuity Errors in node (SWMM5)

Hi, I am trying to model an infiltration pond in SWMM and get excessive (90%+) continuity errors for the pond node.  The overall flow routing continuity error is zero for the site.  The pond is set up to have a high flow bypass for a continuous model such that the majority of the analyzed storm events infiltrate and never pond to the bypass.  Has anybody run into an issue like this before?   Thank.

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1 Reply · Reply by Robert Dickinson Oct 23, 2014

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Modeling "Leaf" Gates

I am trying to determine the best way to represent "leaf" gates in SWMM5.  The gate consists of two panels that overlap each other.  The top gate serves as an overflow weir and drops as the upstream water level rises.  If the top gate is fully…

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Diversion Sturctures and SSO events in SWMM 5

I'm a new user to SWMM and i'm currently trying to model SSO events at a waste water treatment plant. I've been using dynamic routing and I've been having trouble modeling the diversion structure. Currently I have a storage node acting as a wet…

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Running SWMM5 Using .bat files

Hi Robert,

I have a folder with many inp files representing different urbanization scenarios for a watershed in VA. I would like to automate the processing of this files because it is something I'll most probably will have to do…

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Large data output extraction in SWMM

Hi,

I have developed a model with 33 subcatchments using 1 year hourly  rainfall data. The problem is when I try to get the runoff for all the subcatchments it says '' too many objects to display".

It would be really…

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hi,

i have every 1h of total 12h rainfall time series data and run for 12h . so i got total precipitation in status report is 108 mm but when i sum up total time series is 112mm which is grater then report.

moreover when i…

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thanks bob for your reply, can you tell me another issues like total precipitation in status report how it is calculated? i am using time series rainfall for 10 minute interval as intensity. total precipitation value and depth in status are not…

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flood Volume in canal system

hi, how to calculate the volume spilled from
the Khals in SWMM 5.0?
can anyone help on this issue?
In Status report of SWMM, final storage volume is shown after simulation. is this value  my required value? please help on this…

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