News | June 3, 2014

Southern Water Selects InfoWorks ICM

Leading Integrated Catchment Modeling Solution to Manage Sewer Network for One of Largest Water and Wastewater Companies in South East of England

Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, recently announced that Southern Water, UK, has selected InfoWorks ICM, the industry’s leading integrated catchment modeling solution, to help manage its large and complex sewer collection system. By taking advantage of InfoWorks ICM’s powerful 1D and 2D modeling capabilities and predictive analytics, Southern Water will be better positioned to optimize its capital planning, sewer system management and operations, service levels, and regulatory compliance requirements.

Southern Water is one of the largest water and wastewater companies in the South East of England, serving an area of some 4,450 sq. kms. Each day, it treats and recycles 730 million liters of wastewater for more than four million customers at 368 treatment works after it is conveyed through a 39,000 kilometer sewer network.

“Our wastewater system spans an extensive network of pipes, and we continually seek out the best modeling technology to help us effectively optimize its performance, reliability and sustainability,” said Andrew Adams, Asset Manager for Wastewater Infrastructure at Southern Water. “Our selection of InfoWorks ICM allows us to leverage the most powerful modeling tools and capabilities in the industry to manage our large and complex wastewater network and further improve customer service.”

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. “Southern Water manages and operates a very large and complex wastewater system, and we are proud that this leading UK utility continues to consider our powerful tools the best alternative for helping them meet their business challenges. By strengthening its comprehensive smart water network solutions portfolio with InfoWorks ICM, Southern Water has demonstrated its exemplary commitment to both its customers and the environment. We look forward to being a vital part of this respected enterprise’s continued success.”

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. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Innovyze