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Client Service Managers/Technical Sales Managers (Wallingford, UK)

We have immediate full-time openings for ambitious, enthusiastic and outgoing client service managers/technical sales managers (technical sales professionals) for supporting our Marketing Team with sales and events through demos and benchmarks throughout Europe and the Middle East. You will also be responsible for creating and managing new businesses and maintaining excellent client relationships for existing accounts. We are seeking candidates who enjoy working with a team and have strong oral communication skills for the development of technical demos, interfacing with customers, and participating in trade shows. Must be willing to travel.

Qualifications: A B.S. or M.S. (Ph.D. preferred) degree in civil, water resources or environmental engineering or a related field; sales/consulting experience; knowledge of Innovyze wastewater products; excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills.

Client Service Managers/Sales Managers (various US locations)

We have immediate full-time openings for ambitious, enthusiastic and outgoing client service managers/sales managers (technical sales professionals) for supporting our Marketing Team with sales and events through demos and benchmarks. You will also be responsible for creating and managing new businesses and maintaining excellent client relationships for existing accounts. We are seeking candidates who enjoy working with a team and have strong oral communication skills for the development of technical demos, interfacing with customers, and participating in trade shows. Must be willing to travel.

Qualifications: A B.S. or M.S. (Ph.D. preferred) degree in civil or environmental engineering or a related field; sales/consulting experience; knowledge of Innovyze products; excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills.

If you are looking to make a change, Innovyze is a great place to work. Please send us your resume including salary history and professional references by e-mail to Timothy.J.Gallagher@innovyze.com.

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    How to Untangle A String… A Method to Convert a String to Float.

    In this BLOG post I’ll outline a method of converting a value in a text field into a number. So whilst I have what appears to be a number such as 43 or 43.0 or 43.67 in a text field, that is not the case. It is a string.

    Numbers in Text Fields Are Strings

    Numbers in Text Fields Are Strings

    Whilst these apparent numbers are strings they cannot be used meaningfully in a mathematical SQL. An example of below, so what we find is that instead of adding the values, the strings concatenate.

    Strings Don't Add They Concatenate

    Strings Don’t Add They Concatenate

    A simple trick is to multiply the numbers by 1, this converts the strings and elevates the data type to a float.

    Multiply By ONE

    Multiply By ONE

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      Why is the ‘GIS Layer Control’ Unavailable?

      When you right click on your GeoPlan, you may notice that your GIS Layer Control option is grayed out and unavailable.

      To fix this problem, first, make sure that your Map Control is not set to ‘None’ (Tools>Options>GeoPlan). You can check this from Tools>Options under the GeoPlan tab.

      map-controlIf it is set to ‘None,’ set it to ArcObjects (if you have a GIS license) or MapXtreme and restart ICM.

      If the Map Control was already set to ArcObjects, then you may have opened InfoWorks ICM (64-bit) rather than InfoWorks ICM. Try opening InfoWorks ICM (instead of ICM 64-bit) and see if you can access the GIS Layer Control.

      If this still does not resolve the issue, please have a look at the following blog post for some more ideas to troubleshoot this issue: Continue reading

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        Berlin Waterworks Used InfoWorks to Formulate Recommendations for the Operation, Expansion and Adjustment of Future Urban Wastewater and Stormwater Infrastructures

        In view of existing and future challenges, such as the results of climate change and the changing manner of water usage, the overriding target of the joint research project KURAS (Concept for urban stormwater management and wastewater systems), sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, was to formulate recommendations for the operation, expansion and adjustment of urban wastewater and stormwater infrastructures to the future. To this end planning methods have been developed in KURAS, in which a consequent evaluation of measures interlink with local requirements and challenges. The basic methods were elaborated within the project for the topics wastewater systems and management of stormwater and applied for Berlin case studies at quarter and catchment area level.

        For both topic areas it shows that an integrated, scale overlapping planning of measures for stormwater management and wastewater management can achieve an increased level of usage. The methods developed in KURAS are suitable for supporting such a planning. A standard employment necessitates additional solutions of a technical as well as regulatory nature. Read the entire article.

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          Running Spatial Queries on a Selection.

          A spatial SQL allows users to make selections or carry out other SQL functionality based on how objects are spatially related to each other. Such as where object as lines ‘cross’ each other. If an object is ‘inside’ another such as a node in a zone, or ‘contains’, where the zone contains incidents say. Finally if an object is at a ‘distance’ from other.

          Search Type Criteria

          Search Type Criteria

          The spatial SQL when executed works on all the ‘Object Type’ specified. However it is possible to run two queries to make a spatial selection query on a selection if you can spare a user number field on the table with the selection.

          The two queries in a group should be as follows: Continue reading

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            The Calculation of ReFH Initial Baseflow in InfoWorks ICM and changes for version 7.5

            InfoWorks_ICM_medium  v7.5

            In InfoWorks ICM version 7.5 there will be a few changes to the way that the Revitalised Flood Estimation Handbook (ReFH, http://evidence.environment-agency.gov.uk/FCERM/Libraries/FCERM_Project_Documents/FD1913_3259_TRP_pdf.sflb.ashx),  initial baseflow (BF0) is calculated. This blog is released prior to the release of 7.5 so that users are aware of the shortcomings of the current approach in which InfoWorks ICM calculates the ReFH initial baseflow.

            Currently where ReFH rainfall is applied to multiple subcatchments, all subcatchments will have an initial baseflow calculated based on the area of the catchment used to generate the rainfall (ie, the profile catchment area added in the rainfall generator) unless a value was specified directly on the ‘ReFH Subcatchment tab’. Therefore for subcatchments using the ReFH runoff volume model, the same initial baseflow will be provided regardless of the subcatchment area. Clearly, this can have a significant impact upon the initial baseflow in the subcatchments and is incorrect bahaviour. The correct behaviour would be for the initial baseflow to be scaled by the subcatchment area. This only affects the use of the global initial baseflow and does not affect the values specified in the ‘ReFH Subcatchments’ tab of the rainfall event which should be used in preference to the values on the ‘Globals’ tab.

            In 7.5, the ReFH rainfall generator has undergone some changes related to the calculation of initial baseflow for those subcatchments which use the ReFH/ReFH2 runoff model and the ReFH rainfall. These changes are summarised in the following sections. Continue reading

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              Creating a “zero byte” MXD file to use with any version of ArcGIS

              One of the challenges sometimes faced when sharing any of Innovyze non-workgroup products that run in ArcGIS such as InfoWater, InfoMaster, InfoSewer, and InfoSWMM is when different users are using different versions of ArcGIS.  When you attempt to open a model that was saved in a higher version of ArcGIS than you are using, you will get an error message that the file cannot be opened.

              One of the easiest ways to get around this issue if you need to send a model to someone running an older version of ArcGIS is to create a “zero byte .mxd” file that can be opened in any version of ArcGIS without issue. If you make the MXD a zero byte file it will strip away any Arc GIS specific information which allows you use the model database data in the IWDB or ISDB folder to be used in any version of Arc GIS. You can do the following to make the zero byte MXD file: Continue reading

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                Addressing ArcGIS (and InfoWater) versioning when sharing InfoWater models

                One of the challenges sometimes faced when sharing models is when the ArcGIS version is different as ArcGIS will give an error if you try to open a newer version of an ArcGIS .MXD file in an older version of ArcGIS.

                One of the easiest ways to get around this issue if you need to send a model to someone running an older version of ArcGIS is to create a “zero byte .mxd” file that can be opened in any version of ArcGIS without issue. If you make the MXD a zero byte file it will strip away any Arc GIS specific information which allows you use the model database data in the IWDB or ISDB folder to be used in any version of Arc GIS. You can do the following to make the zero byte MXD file: Continue reading

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                  Qld User Group Day – 11th October 2016

                  The day featured user case studies, as well as technical presentations from Innovyze and opportunity to network with other users and industry colleagues.

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                    Flood Risk Management in InfoWorks ICM (ICM RiskMaster)

                    logo-kyfrTraditionally, flood management policies have been based upon the design standard philosophy, where policy makers decide on an appropriate protection level to be achieved within the flood system which is used to design and manage hydraulic infrastructure.  In contrast with this approach and following the guidelines specified in the EU Floods Directive 2007/60/EC on the assessment and management of flood risks, flood management policies based on risk rather than system performance have been developed in recent years. Flood risk management policies are based on the evaluation of the consequences generated by flooding events and the alleviation measures on the expected flood impacts over a given time period.

                    Risk-based analysis methods can be used in order to assess and manage hydraulic infrastructure which protects assets from flood events. A flood-risk methodology analyses a hydraulic system based on the evaluation of the consequences derived from the service of the hydraulic infrastructure rather than system performance. Thus, in contrast with traditional performance methods, in which the hydraulic system is expected to service a specific loading level, a flood risk approach should take into account all type of events based on their probability of occurrence.  The results of the analysis provide a comprehensive view of the performance of the hydraulic system and the consequences derived from flood events. These results can support engineers or stakeholders in order to take informed decisions to improve the design, maintenance, rehabilitation and management programs associated with a hydraulic system and alleviate the impact of flooding.

                    house-in-tubeIt is important to highlight that these methods seek to provide not only a quantification of the current flood risk associated with the system, but also a long term planning framework that will help to make rational decisions related with flood-risk management and alleviation strategies. Along these lines, a risk-based option appraisal involves the modification of the variables which describe the flood system in order to estimate the consequences that the option under consideration causes on flood risk. Thus, different flood risk management options can be assessed and compared between them in order to find the most cost effective one.  Given the intense nature of water infrastructure investment, strategic decisions involving long term planning and management can be based on the outcomes derived from a flood-risk analysis. Continue reading

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                      Adding an HGL Line From Another Simulation to a Long Section in ICM

                      When viewing the HGL line on a long section profile, you may wish to compare it to the HGL line from another simulation on the same profile plot.

                      To do this:

                      1. Open one long section from one set of simulation results
                      2. Right click on the other simulation in your Master database tree and select ‘Open As,’ then ‘As alternate for comparison’

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