• New video: ‘Fundamentals of Drainage Design’

    If you are a new civil engineer, urban planner, or simply interested in understanding how drainage systems work, we have a brand-new course that’s designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to tackle drainage design challenges. The video was created and narrated by Drainage Design Product Engineer Daniel Yardley, who is located…


  • How water industry consultants can increase their value to utilities by embracing the cloud

    “There is nothing permanent except change.” Though Heraclitus uttered these words in the 6th century BC, it’s easy to forget that change is necessary for growth. We fall into our comfortable, day-to-day routines and temporarily forget this truth. This can be particularly evident in the workplace where everyone is busy. Change can conflict with a…


  • How engineers can help prevent catastrophic flooding 

    Severe weather events are some of the largest looming threats to civilization in the next many decades. The power of water is humbling, something that anyone who has ever been through a flood knows well. Floods can wreak havoc on urban communities, destroying homes, but also destroy environments, damaging wetlands and natural habitats.  However, we aren’t helpless. As a…


  • The City of Fayetteville’s flood resiliency in the face of climate change: mapping 15 watersheds

    You’ll find dozens of US cities and counties named after Revolutionary War hero Gilbert du Motier, the Marquis de Lafayette, but the city in North Carolina was the first – and probably the only one he ever actually visited. Originally called Cross Creek by the Highland Scottish immigrants who helped populate it, Fayetteville was founded next…


  • InfoWorks WS Pro 2024.5: Model Diagnostic Tables, Demand Area Analysis, and the age of your water

    The latest update to InfoWorks WS Pro is here, with improvements to the platform to make hydraulic modelers’ lives easier. InfoWorks WS Pro 2024.5 introduces Diagnostic Tables to the platform so users can find stability issues within a given hydraulic model with more ease. Additionally, the Demand Area Analysis functionality already in the platform has…


  • AU 2023: The year AI took center stage for Autodesk water solutions

    Autodesk University this year marked a significant focus on the water industry and solutions. This was evident in the core narrative of the AEC keynote and industry forum, highlighting Autodesk's unique attention to water as a valuable resource.


  • What’s the difference between 1D and 2D hydraulic modeling and how to decide between them?

    Predicting floods and how these flows of water interact with topography and infrastructure has presented a menagerie of challenges for engineers of past and present. Like any force of nature, floods are dynamic events that encompass a series of interrelated factors that determine the resultant effects. Factors like topographical variance, soil permeability, precipitation intensity, existing…


  • Designing sustainable irrigation networks with InfoWorks WS Pro 

    Agriculture accounts for roughly 70% of global water usage annually – a staggering statistic that underscores the world’s need for sustainable and well-managed irrigation systems. In addition, irrigated agriculture accounts for 40% of the world’s food supply, despite taking up only 20% of the world’s cultivated land. With severe weather events, the impacts of climate…


  • Autodesk InfoDrainage integrates Artificial Intelligence with Machine Learning Deluge tool 

    Every built thing in the world has a drainage plan. From housing developments to commercial properties to roads and railways – each of these unique engineering projects requires resilient stormwater infrastructure and sustainable drainage design. For much of human history, engineers and builders took a more rudimentary path towards drainage: dig holes, oversize pipes and canals,…


  • InfoDrainage 2024.4: Machine Learning, results migration with Civil 3D, speed improvements

    The Autodesk InfoDrainage team has built in some fantastic new features into InfoDrainage 2024.4, including intelligent machine learning deluge, results mapping with Civil 3D, and speed and scalability improvements. In this post, we’ll walk through what these improvements mean for you, and how you can stay up to date with our product roadmap, webinars, and drainage…