Stand-Alone GIS-Based Urban Drainage Network Modeling

InfoSWMM SA

Overview


Click to enlarge InfoSWMM SA is a powerful, stand-alone GIS-based computer program for hydrologic, hydraulic, and water quality simulation model for the effective management of urban stormwater and wastewater collection systems. Built using advanced Object-Oriented Geospatial Component model, InfoSWMM SA seamlessly views, manipulates, and exchanges GIS data sets with incredible ease and simplicity.

Utilizing a rigorous and versatile network modeling solution, InfoSWMM SA supports geocoding and multiple mapping layers which can be imported from one of many data sources including Computer-Aided Design (CAD) drawings (e.g., dwg, dgn, dxf), CAD world files, standard GIS formats (Shapefiles, Generate files, MID/MIF files, and ArcInfo coverages), Vector Product Format (VPF) files, attribute tables, grid data, image files, various raster data, ODBC, and Comma Separated/Delimited Text (CSV) files. The program also fully supports the new geodatabase standard of ArcGIS.

InfoSWMM SA offers all the advanced GIS capabilities and functionality of InfoSWMM in a stand-alone environment.

InfoSWMM SA is a fully dynamic, geospatial wastewater and stormwater modeling and management software application. InfoSWMM SA can be used to model the entire land phase of the hydrologic cycle as applied to urban stormwater and wastewater collection systems. The model can perform single event or long-term (continuous) rainfall-runoff simulations accounting for climate, soil, land use, and topographic conditions of the watershed. In addition to simulating runoff quantity, InfoSWMM SA can also predict runoff quality including buildup and washoff of pollutants from primarily urban watersheds. Once runoff quantity and quality is simulated, and wastewater loads at receiving junctions are determined, the routing portion of InfoSWMM SA transports using either steady routing, kinematic wave routing or dynamic wave routing, this flow through a conveyance system of pipes, channels, storage/treatment devices, pumps, and hydraulic regulators such as weirs and orifices. The model offers very advanced Real-Time Control (RTC) scheme for the operational management of hydraulic structures.

InfoSWMM SA also supports a variety of specialized treatment plant control devices as well as river profiles resulting in an Integrated Catchment Management solution for modeling the sewer system, the receiving water and the wastewater treatment plant in an integrated manner.

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The program also offers a complete, database-driven open-architecture environment, which makes it easy to manage and distribute geospatial data as well as exchange important modeling information with other applications and GIS systems. Because the program creates and stores all graphic data in a native shapefile format, InfoSWMM SA instantly becomes an integral part of your data warehouse, compatible with any other GIS application. You can now visualize your sewer collection system at a glance and develop informed, cost-effective and reliable solutions concerning system expansion and improvement. InfoSWMM SA is ideally suited for many types of sewer system analysis applications including:

• Rainfall-Runoff Modeling of Urban and Rural Watersheds
• Infiltration/Inflow Assessment
• Real-Time Control (RTC) Operational Studies
• Pond Design
• Hydraulic and Water Quality Analysis of Storm, Sanitary, and Combined Sewer Systems
• Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) and Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) Studies
• Master Planning of Sewer Collection Systems and Urban Watersheds
• Pollutant Analysis
• Overflow Management
• System Evaluations Associated with USEPA's Regulations Including NDPES Permits, CMOM, and TMDL
• Modeling of River Hydraulics and Associated Flooding Problems
• Best Management Practices (BMPs) and Low Impact Development (LID) Studies
• TMDL Compliance
• Flood Plain Management
• Watershed Quality Analysis
• Construct/Update Models Directly from Geodatabase and Geometric Network or Any External Data Source
• Allow Complete or Filtered Data Exchange on Geometric and/or Non-Geometric Data with Geodatabase
• View fully Animated Extended Period Simulation (Dynamic) Results Sequentially Using VCR-Style Controls
• Generate Contours, Graphs and Tables of Modeling Results Directly
• Combine Input and Output Attribute Tables
• Fully Automate GIS Data Exchange with ESRI Data Sources
• Pick any GIS Attributes Automatically Without Mapping any Fields
• Automatically Publish Simulation Results to Database
• Automatically Import and Export Any SWMM5 Projects
• Model Future Climate Change Projections
• Analyze Hydrogen Sulfide Generation and Corrosion in Sewers
• Model Sediment Transport and Deposition
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