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.

A neat Ruby script to delete all scenarios other than the base network

Within InfoWorks ICM, scenarios are a useful way of creating options, testing different network configurations and undertaking sensitivity analysis. However, once created and no longer needed, there is no easy way to delete them en masse. It is possible to … Continue reading

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Simplifying the input of Culvert Inlet Parameters with SQL Prompts in InfoWorks ICM

The use of the SQL functionality is subject to a large number of blog posts within our blog pages.  This is because they allow the user to avoid repetitive tasks and automate processes.  One of the SQL functionality which is … Continue reading

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ReFH2 Rainfall and Runoff in InfoWorks ICM/ICMLive

In 2016, the Centre of Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) and Wallingford HydroSolutions (WHS) released another version of the revitalised rainfall-runoff model (ReFH2) which allows users to generate flood peak flows and hydrographs from given rainfall events for both catchment and … Continue reading

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Using the Environment Agency Real Time Data API in InfoWorks ICM, ICMLive and Infinity System

The English Environment Agency provide a flood-monitoring API (Application programming interface which allows software to access the data directly) which provides access to near real-time information including measurements of rainfall, water levels and flows. Water levels and flows are regularly … Continue reading

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Trouble Opening InfoWorks ICM User Interface?

Have you ever had an issue with opening the InfoWorks ICM software? Either the software becomes unresponsive or worse still the software fails to open. When you shut down ICM, ICM keeps a record of the previously opened geoplan windows. … Continue reading

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Using SQL Queries to add Scenarios and Update Object Parameters

There are many blog posts on here highlighting the usefulness and effectiveness of the SQL functionality.  This blog post provides another way to use SQL queries to automatically add scenarios to a network and then to change object parameters within … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting Hydraulic Models in InfoWorks ICM

We often get asked about troubleshooting models, and it’s often quite a difficult task to provide a good response, as much of troubleshooting is based on modelling experience of a range of models over a prolonged period of time…even then … Continue reading

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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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