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.

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

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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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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