Author Archives: Duncan Kitts

About Duncan Kitts

Duncan Kitts is a Senior Support Engineer with Innovyze in the United Kingdom, specializing in River modelling and 2D modelling. He has over 9 years experience of modeling the key hydraulic processes involved in both fluvial systems and urban drainage environments. Duncan is responsible for providing support of both infoworks ICM and Infoworks RS.

InfoWorks ICM and ICMLive in Japan

Recently I had the fortunate experience of visiting the Japan Sewage Works Exhibition ’17 at the Big Sight, Tokyo with our Japanese distributors, Emori Infotec (https://www.i-emori.co.jp/product/), to meet our Japanese customers and learn how they are using Innovyze software such … Continue reading

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What’s the purpose of the River Section Panel Markers in InfoWorks ICM?

A question we often get asked is does the presence of panel markers in a river reach section matter? Does it affect results?  The answer to both is yes, particularly in the case of extended river sections to represent out-of-bank … Continue reading

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Updates to the Ground Infiltration Module in InfoWorks ICM 8.0

  V8.0 The release of InfoWorks ICM version 8.0 has seen a couple of additional features added to the Ground Infiltration module to improve efficiencies and assist with calibration to observed data.  These are:- New constant evapotranspiration loss type, New evapotranspiration … Continue reading

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Moving InfoWorks RS Network Data to InfoWorks ICM

InfoWorks ICM has the ability to model both urban drainage systems and fluvial systems in an integrated manner. In the past, urban drainage systems would have been modelled in InfoWorks CS and the migration of data from InfoWorks CS to ICM … Continue reading

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InfoWorks ICM RiskMaster: Calculation of Event Probability and Annual Damage

ICM RiskMaster allows 2D hydraulic results from InfoWorks ICM to be combined with economic data to allow damages to be quantified. Traditionally flood management policies have been based upon the design standard philosophy, where policy makers decide on an appropriate … Continue reading

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New Subcatchment SUDS/LIDS Controls in InfoWorks ICM for version 6.5

In InfoWorks ICM 6.5, new subcatchment SUDS/LID structures were added to the software.  These are based on the LID controls that are available within SWMM (Storm Water Management Model) 5.1.  This allows InfoWorks ICM to model Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems … Continue reading

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

  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 … Continue reading

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SQL Prompts and Custom Actions to edit River Reach Parameters in InfoWorks ICM

The SQL or Structured Query Language functionality in InfoWorks ICM is a highly powerful and flexible way to edit a model network properties. A simple SQL which is commonly used when building river reaches is the following to set the … Continue reading

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What to do with an Unexpected number of bytes read from file error in InfoWorks ICM

Very occasionally a user may open their InfoWorks ICM simulation results and obtain an error suggesting that there was an ‘Unexpected number of bytes read from a file’. The file referred to is the .iwrcache file.  When you open simulation … Continue reading

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InfoWorks ICM appearing in a number of recent academic publications

    In the past couple of years there have been a number of academic papers highlighting InfoWorks ICM and various modelling approaches which can be utilised within the software.  Below is a small list of some recent ones which may … Continue reading

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