News | January 21, 2014

Innovyze Releases ICMLive Generation V2.0, Setting Higher Standards For Real-Time Operational Forecasting And Management Of Urban And Rural Catchments

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Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the worldwide release of the V2.0 Generation of its ICMLive for timely, accurate and reliable catchment forecasts. The new release will help water utilities and river authorities worldwide harness the power of real-time data, scenario planning, and predictive modeling to transform the operation and management of their collection systems and anticipate and mitigate the effects of extreme weather-related events.

A powerful risk assessment and real-time decision making tool, ICMLive enables managers and operators to consider the influence of a full range of catchment factors in the management of flooding and reduction of unregulated discharges; the optimization of storage and existing infrastructure, leading to savings on capital works; and the optimization of pumps to lower energy costs and reduce CO2 emissions. The software is designed to work automatically. Once a system is configured, real-time data is continually and automatically harvested and quality-checked. This data can be derived from a number of sources, including observed and forecasted radar rainfall, online water quality measurements, and ancillary structure and pump operation time series. Simulations are run automatically at a user-defined frequency drawing on the full hydrodynamic and technological capabilities of InfoWorks ICM, including one- and two-dimensional modeling techniques, real-time control, dynamic water quality analysis, and GPU-enhanced and remote simulation. Simulation frequency can change in response to user-defined conditions. For example, increased rainfall intensity can trigger a reduction in the interval between simulations.

Expanded modeling capabilities are a major aspect of the new release. Probability Distributed Model (PDM) and Simple Runoff Model (SRM) runoff models allow the transformation of rainfall and evaporation data to inflow at the catchment outlet, as along with globally applicable, continuous rainfall runoff for rivers. Version 2.0 also introduces the ability to send e-mail notifications in response to system alerts. Warnings or alerts may be generated during the forecast period within ICMLive, and are instantly displayed via its rich user interface, allowing system operators to see at a glance which areas need attention and what corrective actions might be taken. The new option allows the details for a particular alert to be sent to a specified e-mail address as well. This enables authorities to coordinate and manage response efforts and, over the longer term, enhance the ongoing efficiency of overall collection system management.

In this latest version, both the ICMLive Operator Client and the ICMLive Configuration Manager also benefit from a raft of layout, usability and performance enhancements. These include the addition of a “Simulation Schedule Window” providing an overview of automatic simulation runs such as the simulation state (current simulation and next simulation), trigger state and mode of operation. The window also enables direct access to simulation parameters and diagnostic logs, giving the operator seamless and convenient interaction with the system.

For a complete listing of new features and capabilities in ICMLive V2.0, visit the “What’s New” section in the online help.

ICMLive is by far the most advanced solution for real-time operational forecasting of urban and rural catchments in the market today,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “Both large and small utilities and water authorities rely on it to proactively manage and operate their collection systems more efficiently and effectively. With its enhanced performance and unrivaled depth, ICMLive V2.0 is the ultimate decision support system for operating and sustaining safe, reliable and efficient infrastructures while effectively protecting public health and our waterways.”

Pricing and Availability
ICMLive V2.0 is now available worldwide by subscription. Subscription members can immediately download the new version free of charge directly from The Innovyze Subscription Program is a friendly customer support and software maintenance program that ensures the longevity and usefulness of Innovyze products. It gives subscribers instant access to new functionality as it is developed, along with automatic software updates and upgrades. For the latest information on the Innovyze Subscription Program, visit or contact your local Innovyze Channel Partner.

About Innovyze
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.

SOURCE: Innovyze