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About Robert Dickinson

Robert Dickinson is a Product Sector Leader with Innovyze in the USA for InfoSewer, InfoSWMM and H2OMAP SWMM. He has over 42+ years experience in modeling the key hydrologic, water quality and hydraulic processes involved in urban and surburban drainage design and analysis. He has been very lucky to work with many talented engineers and scientists in his professional life at the University of Florida, XP Software, CDMSmith, the US EPA and at Innovyze Inc which allows him to offer worldwide support, training and sales/adaptation help for the Innovyze Products InfoSWMM, InfoSewer, InfoSWMM 2D, H20Map SWMM, SWMMLive and SWMM features in ICM and ICM SE. Short Time History: Product Sector Leader with @Innovyze for InfoSWMM / InfoSewer, 46+ years w/ SWMM3/4/5 11+ Years w/ @Innovyze! 8+ years @CDMSmith 9 years w/ XPSWMM 17 years @UF Very long bio - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/my-history-various-versions-swmm-swmm3-swmm4-swmm5-robert-dickinson?trk=prof-post

Vertical Roughness Differentiation in InfoSWMM for a Link

The Vertical Roughness Threshold allows the user of InfoSWMM or H2OMAP SWMM to have a simple differentiation of roughness in a link.  The Threshold depth which is entered as a fraction of the total link depth allows the simulation of … Continue reading

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InfoSWMM and H2OMAP SWMM and their Relationship to FEMA Approved SWMM 5 Engines – Updated for 2017

The purpose of this note is to show how InfoSWMM is related to various SWMM 5 engines. InfoSWMM is a ESRI Arc Map Interface to the properties of the SWMM 5 engine using model development tools created by Innovyze for … Continue reading

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Advanced Calibration Graphs and Advanced Reference Graphical Comparisons in InfoSWMM 13 to v14.6+

One of the most valuable tools in any simulation program is the ability to compare monitored and predicted data.  The new InfoSWMM v13 excels in its ability to effectively compare monitored and predicted data, the results of different scenarios and … Continue reading

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Top Ten Advantages of InfoSWMM Over SWMM5 for Modelling

I have been working on the various versions of SWMM since 1980 when I was a co-author and co-developer of SWMM3, a co-author and co-developer of SWMM4 in 1988 and a co-developer of SWMM 5 from 2002/2006.   I have … Continue reading

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How to see the effect of the Pump Setting in the RTC Rules of InfoSWMM and InfoSWMM SA, also applies to SWMM5

InfoSWMM has real time control or control rules for the three types of pump in addition to the pump on and pump off depth rules. Each of the rules have a priority in case two or more rules apply at … Continue reading

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Dry Weather Flow in InfoSewer, Unpeakable and Peakable Flows – Update for 2017

Intoduction: InfoSewer is used worldwide by municipal engineers and planners to create detailed, accurate models of their sewer infrastructure systems. These models enable users to evaluate the effect of new developments, zoning changes, and other additional loads on system flows; pinpoint … Continue reading

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How to Use InfoSewer Peaking Factors in an EPS Model from a Steady State Model – updated for 2017 for InfoSWMM

Intoduction: InfoSewer is used worldwide by municipal engineers and planners to create detailed, accurate models of their sewer infrastructure systems. These models enable users to evaluate the effect of new developments, zoning changes, and other additional loads on system flows; pinpoint … Continue reading

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Dry Weather Flow Patterns in InfoSWMM and H2OMap SWMM

Introduction: InfoSWMM for ArcGIS (Esri, Redlands, CA). InfoSWMM  enables engineers to work more efficiently and reliably with very large and complex network models, thanks to improvements in such areas as built-in 64-bit simulation, enhanced water quality modeling, and batch run scenario … Continue reading

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InfoSewer 7.6 SP 1 Update 12 is now available for User Download – Update for 2017

Intoduction: InfoSewer is used worldwide by municipal engineers and planners to create detailed, accurate models of their sewer infrastructure systems. These models enable users to evaluate the effect of new developments, zoning changes, and other additional loads on system flows; pinpoint … Continue reading

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InfoSWMM 14.5 Update 8 (Multiple Languages) is Now available for User Download – Update for 2017

I am Updating this post for the new InfoSWMM v14.5 Update 8 for April 20, 2017,  This update has the new EPA SWMM 5.1.012 engine and RDII Analyst v2. Please note that the latest releases of InfoSWMM 14.5 Update 8 … Continue reading

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