Innovyze Releases InfoWorks ICM Generation V5.0, Taking Integrated Catchment Modeling to New Heights


Source: Innovyze

New Release Features Extended Modeling Capabilities, Expanded Hydrological Methodologies and Enhanced Performance

Broomfield, Colorado, USA -- Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the release of the V5.0 Generation of InfoWorks ICM. A comprehensive urban drainage modeling solution that enables users to work more efficiently and get the reliable information they need to make better design and operational decisions for optimal performance, InfoWorks ICM has rapidly become the solution of choice for integrated river, sewer and overland flow modeling among utilities, municipalities, local authorities and their consultants around the world. This release represents the leading edge in integrated, best-in-class smart catchment modeling. It incorporates many of the features requested by its global customer base — a clear indication of the Innovyze commitment to providing its users with significant value and competitive advantages while quickly responding to their needs.

A hallmark of InfoWorks ICM is its dynamic integration of one-dimensional (1D) hydrodynamic simulation of flows in rivers, open channels and pipe networks and two-dimensional (2D) hydrodynamic simulation of surface flooding in the urban environment and river floodplain. The combination, achieved through a coupling of 1D and 2D flow equations, 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 interactions of natural and man-made environments into account, and effectively simulates the impact of polluting runoff and effluent from urban areas on water quality.

InfoWorks ICM V5.0 once again extends the software’s advanced simulation capabilities with the addition of sediment transport modeling, an important new feature that allows for the calculation of potential fluvial geomorphological changes. It enables engineers to assess the impact of proposed changes and devise mitigation against any unwelcome sediment erosion or deposition within a catchment. The latest version also includes a selection of new runoff models, further expanding the international reach of InfoWorks ICM. Runoff surfaces and subcatchments have also been updated in order to support the new UKWIR model for use within the United Kingdom, and f1-Rsa, Kadoya, Non-linear and Rational options have been added to support hydrological methodologies used in Japan.

InfoWorks ICM V5.0 features more performance gains that extend the solution’s well-earned industry reputation for fast, reliable and robust modeling. Improvements to inline bank validation, preprocessing of network results objects, and runs using initial state simulations all contribute to efficiency gains that allow users to focus on engineering goals with minimal distraction.

The new version of InfoWorks ICM also features new enhancements to ICM TSDB, a solution that uses real-time data to provide accurate network performance and operational information. Telemetry data can now be acquired from Proficy Historian (previously known as iHistorian), developed by GE Intelligent Platforms (Charlottesville, VA) and ClearSCADA, developed by Schneider Electric (Rueil-Malmaison, France). A new Historic Mode allows users to recreate and reassess system scenarios from any previous time. With the added option of incorporating user edits to the data, utilities and river authorities are able to explore a range of different response decisions to identify system best practice.

InfoWorks ICM V5.0 delivers many more new capabilities, detailed in the “What’s New” section of the online help for InfoWorks ICM V5.0.

“InfoWorks ICM gives engineering professionals the most advanced and comprehensive toolset for planning, designing, operating and sustaining safe and reliable drainage systems that protect public health and our waterways.” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, NAE, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “V5.0 builds on the foundation of previous InfoWorks ICM releases, addressing user feedback by incorporating valuable new capabilities that will create a significant competitive advantage by making it easier and faster for users to optimize urban and river catchments. With each successive release, InfoWorks ICM continues to evolve to meet our customers’ growing requirements, reinforcing its position as the industry-leading solution for urban and rural catchment modeling.”

Pricing and Availability

InfoWorks ICM V5.0 is now available worldwide by subscription. Upgrade prices are available for existing InfoWorks CS and InfoWorks RS users. 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. For more information, call Innovyze at +1 626-568-6868, or visit

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