Leading Spanish Utility Looks to Innovyze Solution to Manage Complex Wastewater Network
Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, recently announced that Aguas de Valencia, a private water utility serving more than 3.5 million residents mainly in Valencia, Catalonia, Aragón and Northern Spain, has begun full deployment of Innovyze’s InfoWorks ICM solution to meet its complex dynamic sewer modeling requirements. With this selection, the utility gains access to the most advanced and comprehensive collection system modeling and management applications in the industry.
“We are extremely impressed with the rich functionality, comprehensive capabilities and ease-of-use of InfoWorks ICM,” said Javier Ortega Sánchez, Manager of Urban Drainage and Sewage, Technical Department of Aguas de Valencia Group. “You can tell immediately that the software was designed by people who devoted countless hours to working with complex hydraulics models. The software’s powerful GIS and database functionalities, as well as the seamless integration of radar rainfall data over the 2-D mesh, are extremely practical and fully address the needs of the global sewage and drainage modeling community.”
A hallmark of InfoWorks ICM is its dynamic integration of one-dimensional hydrodynamic simulation of flows in rivers, open channels, and pipe networks with two-dimensional hydrodynamic simulation of surface flooding in the urban environment and river floodplain. The industry-leading software provides a powerful solution for simultaneously modeling belowground and aboveground elements of catchments to accurately represent all flow paths and improve understanding of processes occurring in the holistic environment. The software also takes into account interactions of natural and man-made environments and effectively simulates the water quality impact of polluting runoff and effluent from urban areas. Such advanced capabilities greatly enhance wastewater utilities’ ability to predict overflows; support cost-effective drainage design and management; develop online urban flooding forecasts; conceive and evaluate sound and reliable urban catchment strategies such as storm sewer separation, active real-time control, and provision of adequate additional storage; and improve the operation of any drainage system.
As a sophisticated tool for importing, tracking and auditing large amounts of highly complex data, InfoWorks ICM facilitates the development of cost-effective, innovative solutions to engineering challenges as well as a complete understanding of the processes involved. Multiple simulations can be scheduled across a pool of workstations with results returned to a single location, making for highly effective use of computing resources.
“The Innovyze family of smart network modeling and management solutions continues to be the standard for the world’s largest and most prominent water and wastewater utilities,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, NAE, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F. ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “Aguas de Valencia manages and operates a very large, complex drainage and wastewater system, and we are proud that this leading utility continues to consider our powerful tools the best alternative to help them meet their business challenges. InfoWorks ICM has proven to be the top choice for collection system engineers charged with planning, designing, operating, and sustaining safe and reliable drainage systems and protecting public health and our waterways.”
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water and wastewater utilities, government industries, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasia 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, visit www.innovyze.com.