By Tony Kuch, MSc, VP Client Services, xpswmm Product Owner
More than twenty years ago I wrote a Master’s Thesis about software tools that could be put together with EPA SWMM to create a toolbox for very long term continuous simulation for stormwater and watershed simulations. I was inspired at the time by Dr. William James who was my advisor for that research. At that time typical stormwater design and modeling (analysis) employed the rational method or a regional design storm approach. Continuous simulation was not typically used even though we had such computational capabilities for about 20 years.