Category: Drainage design


  • InfoWorks ICM Basics video tutorial series

    This tutorial series provides a fast way of getting to know InfoWorks ICM and learning how to use its basic features. It uses a simple example to guide you through the main aspects of the software, showing you how to: It also demonstrates the options that are available for investigating the data held in your […]


  • How to use Australian Rainfall and Runoff Guidelines (ARR19) in the latest InfoDrainage 2023.2 release

    The Australian Rainfall and Runoff Guidelines (ARR19) are critical in providing reliable flood risk estimates to ensure infrastructure is designed well to keep communities safe and environments protected.  The addition of ARR19 in the latest release of InfoDrainage means Australian designers, engineers, and planners can streamline their drainage design processes for land development, major infrastructure, […]


  • 10 things you can do in InfoDrainage that you can’t do in MicroDrainage

    With over 35 years of innovation, Microdrainage has done a cracking job of ensuring water professionals across the world deliver accurate and efficient designs and models of surface water and wastewater systems. We took everything we learned over that time to create InfoDrainage, which was released in 2020. This next generation drainage design application has […]


  • Grad student reimagines Oklahoma City with green infrastructure design using InfoDrainage

    Summary Andrea Tavera, a former University of Oklahoma graduate student, used Innovyze drainage design software to promote LID-based, green infrastructure design in hopes of resolving Oklahoma’s two greatest drainage challenges caused by stormwater runoff: excessive flooding and pollution.  Efficient drainage design A master’s student, Andrea Tavera focused her thesis on the evaluation of Low Impact […]


  • Introduction to InfoDrainage: free learning series

    Are you looking to learn how to get started with InfoDrainage? We’ve created a series of videos for drainage design that is completely free and open to everyone. The course focuses on pipe design, simulation, and results analysis, with a special focus on representing SuDS. If you’ve been a user of the legacy product MicroDrainage, […]


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    Watch the Water Talk: Solving common drainage design challenges 

    Designing drainage gets a little bit harder when you adopt the complexities of green design, have a lot of local standards to meet, or need to translate your designs and show how it’s all going to work to a demanding audience. In our latest Water Talk, Hunter Sparks and Midori Patterson tackled the most common […]


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    FSR vs FEH: Which rainfall theory should I use?

    Which rainfall theory should I use when designing and simulating drainage networks for the UK – FSR or FEH? At the support desk for InfoDrainage, we frequently hear this question. For drainage designs to be valid, they have to meet the no-surcharge, no-flood criteria. Pipes have to be sized adequately and effective storage solutions need to be […]


  • InfoDrainage 2021.6 update

    InfoDrainage 2021.6 is the sixth installment of new and improved features being brought to the water industry this year, and our development team has just implemented updates that include a few requested features. Premium Tier license First, we’ve launched our Premium Tier license, which offers the ability to demonstrate overland flow paths for exceedance events […]


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    P3 funding for green infrastructure and how to limit risk

    Public-Private Partnerships (P3) have been a popular funding mechanism for public works projects around the world since the late 80s. More recently, P3 programs have been initiated to help address water quality concerns related to stormwater by providing funding for stormwater retrofits and the development of green infrastructure throughout a municipality, and has become a […]


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    Troubleshooting hydraulic models in InfoWorks ICM

    We often get asked about troubleshooting models. Great questions, always. Here is the best advice we’ve collected from speaking to customers in-depth – here’s what we recommend you do when you need to understand what went wrong. To begin, troubleshooting a problematic, non-convergent model can be avoided by following best practices, providing sensible and well […]