• Designing drainage sustainably: 6 SuDS options inside InfoDrainage

    When storms cause flooding, we often want to make water flow as quickly as possible away from the problem. But water is an asset, not a problem. Just as with traffic on our highways, making the pipes wider and the flow faster doesn’t solve the problem. By holding on to water or controlling how quickly…


  • InfoWorks WS Pro 2024: new cloud capabilities, included transient analysis, and more

    The latest update of InfoWorks WS Pro 2024 includes cloud functionalities, surge analysis, and the ability to merge network changes. InfoWorks WS Pro is now a hybrid on-premises and cloud product, available as part of an Autodesk subscription, using a single installer, which simplifies the access to our cloud capabilities. Flexible database storage You can…


  • Video: Colby Manwaring talks to Informed Infrastructure magazine about Scottish Canals’ digital twin

    Last year at this time, I was riding a bike along the canals of Glasgow, tagging along with an extremely talented film crew from BBC StoryWorks to help document the incredible progress Scottish Canals has made in revitalizing their waterways. The film that came out of this trip, Europe’s First Smart Canal, is beautiful. We’re…


  • SWAN report: What’s driving innovation at water utilities – and what’s inhibiting it? 

    There’s a rising tide of challenges approaching public water utilities. Faced with growing demand, crumbling infrastructure, climate change and a tight labor pool, public utility owners are looking toward smart water technology to help them manage a most precious resource: water.     SWAN’s 2023 report, How Utilities Organize for Digital Innovation, offers great insights into…


  • Central San reduces need for capacity planning by 30% with InfoWorks ICM

    The Central Contra Costa Sanitary District – called “Central San” by the locals – is one of the larger water systems in the San Francisco Bay region. Located about 30 miles east of San Francisco, the district is responsible for the collection and treatment of wastewater for half a million residents and 3,000+ businesses, cleaning…


  • The Innovyze Feedback Portal: the new place to drop your product ideas

    At Autodesk, we believe in the power of collaboration and the invaluable insights that our customers bring to the table. Last week, we told you about the Autodesk Research Community, which is a good way to provide feedback across all Autodesk products and services. This week, we’re excited to announce a new initiative that empowers…


  • Hunter Water: using InfoWorks WS Pro to help undertake an important yearly risk analysis

    Hunter Water Corporation (HWC) is the second largest water and sewerage utility corporation in New South Wales. This state-owned corporation has been operating since 1892 and serves a population of almost 600,000 people spread across 6,671 square kilometres in the areas of Cessnock, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Dungog, and small parts of Singleton.…


  • We want you to join the Autodesk Research Community

    Are you passionate about driving innovation and being at the forefront of technology for the water industry? Autodesk is looking for professionals who work with clean water, wastewater, stormwater, and drainage infrastructure to join our Autodesk Research Community, where you can provide valuable insights and feedback to our Innovyze product and research teams.  As a…


  • 3 fresh Water Drop workflow videos: pipe-sizing automation, fireflow analysis, and new cloud capabilities

    Happy Spring, everyone. You know what they say: April showers bring May Water Drops! It’s certainly true where I live in Denver, Colorado. Earlier this month, we had 1/3 of our annual rainfall occur in just 72 hours. Streets, roads, and (unfortunately) my basement were flooded. It was a prescient reminder of why hydraulic modelers…


  • Training AI to SWMM: Can AI help predict sewer flows?

    Artificial intelligence appears on the cusp of transforming industries and changing lives at a pace we have never seen before. By analyzing vast amounts of data from sensors and other sources, AI algorithms can detect patterns and make predictions that were previously impossible. This allows us as water professionals to solve complex water problems and…