Category: Commentary


  • CSO spills in the UK: how software can help solve this hardware problem

    Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) discharge raw, untreated sewage directly into rivers and seas during heavy rainfall events. This untreated sewage has environmental impacts and poses a risk to public health, depleting oxygen in the water, causing fish kills, and (if it gets bad enough) spreading disease. It’s become a hot-button issue in the UK. Download […]


  • Water: recycled, reclaimed, toilet-to-tap? What are the differences?

    People often use the terms “recycled water” and “reclaimed water” interchangeably. The most inclusive definition of both together would be any water that has been captured after use and then treated and reused, rather than sent directly into natural drainages.  This definition covers everything from reused irrigation water to highly treated, re-purified water that is […]


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    Words of Water Wisdom: Robin Wall Kimmerer

    From time to time, we like to collect our favourite quotes, sayings, and statistics about water and share them with readers. Today we’re celebrating Robin Wall Kimmerer, Professor of Environmental Science and Forestry at State University of New York College and citizen of the Potawatomi Nation.  Her book of personal observations about nature and our […]


  • 5 ways to make InfoWorks ICM even more efficient

    As we continue to expand the capabilities of InfoWorks ICM, we want to always find ways to help our customers work more efficiently. From model development and simulation runs to data intake, we’ve found numerous ways to help customers streamline their projects. Here are five ways we’ve been able to streamline workflows for customers since […]


  • Words of Water Wisdom: Luna Leopold

    From time to time, we like to collect our favorite quotes, sayings, and statistics about water and share them with readers. Today we’re celebrating one of the pioneers of hydrology: Luna Leopold. What strikes us about this quote, which Leopold wrote over half a century ago, is not just that it feels true but also […]


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    Facing rising floodwaters with advanced hydraulic modeling

    It seems that every week, we hear increasingly worse news about flooding: Just a few days ago, Dallas recorded its highest 24-hour precipitation total in nearly 90 years. With bridges collapsing under the weight of floodwaters and the ground unable to soak up excess rainwater in Kentucky, 35 people lost their lives last month. At around the […]


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    Words of Water Wisdom: Rainbows

    From time to time, we like to collect our favorite quotes, sayings, and statistics about water and share them with readers. Today we’re celebrating a phenomenon that can’t happen unless water is present – the rainbow. We wondered: What, exactly, are the conditions that need to be present for a rainbow to form? Besides water, […]


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    Storing your data in the cloud is safer than you think

    I’m curious to know: Where do you do your personal banking? I, for one, am more comfortable with my own hard-earned money being stored in the cloud than tucked under my mattress. And it seems I am one of almost 2 billion people using online banking, globally. My question is: If we are comfortable having […]


  • Déjà vu: California, it’s your turn

    There's a new general order for California water. How can Innovyze software help you adhere to the new order?


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    Congressional letter emphasizes the importance of digital water 

    Recently, Representative Diana DeGette (CO-01), joined by Representatives Yvette Clarke (NY-09), Anne McLane Kuster (NH-02), Stephen Lynch (MA-08), Chris Pappas (NH-01), and Paul Tonko (NY-20) sent a strong statement to EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan emphasizing the importance of adopting forward-thinking digital technologies in the implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s water investments. The letter […]