Australia’s Tweed Shire Council Upgrades to GIS-Based Infrastructure Modeling Technology

Press Release

Broomfield, Colorado, US

May 30, 2017

InfoWater SA and InfoSWMM SA Selected to Support Large-Scale Geospatial Water and Sewer Modeling Initiatives and Optimize Capital Planning

Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that Tweed Shire Council (TSC), Australia, has chosen InfoWater SA and InfoSWMM SA Executive Suites software to replace its existing modeling solution. The software will better leverage the Council’s corporate geographic information system (GIS) in the development of a comprehensive geospatial solution for managing its drinking water distribution and wastewater collection systems.

The largest local government area on the north coast of New South Wales, Tweed Shire Council provides water and wastewater services to more than 81,000 people within a 1,309-square-kilometer area. Water is delivered to customers through more than 716 kilometers of water main, and wastewater is collected via more than 706 kilometers of sewer main. TSC will use InfoWater SA and InfoSWMM SA to review and plan for water and wastewater services to both existing and new growth areas, and to identify the most cost-effective infrastructure servicing strategies.

“We’ve been using Innovyze technology for the last ten years and were always extremely pleased with both product quality and technical support,” said Peter Pennycuick, TSC Senior Engineer – Water and Wastewater Planning and Assets. “InfoWater SA and InfoSWMM SA Suites’ powerful embedded GIS capabilities and intuitive interface will further simplify the modeling and simulation process for us, particularly access to the GIS Gateway facility which overcomes some data import issues from our GIS viewer. I was impressed with the efficiency of the ‘one click’ conversion of our H2OMAP models including the conversion of pumps from links to points, which will be more compatible with our GIS data. The help and guidance received from Innovyze staff ensured that we got the smoothest possible transition to the new platform, to let us get on quickly with the task to better optimize the performance, sustainability and resiliency of our water and wastewater networks.”

Marrying the most advanced engineering-GIS capabilities and functionality with the physics-based world of water network simulation, the InfoWater SA and InfoSWMM SA product family provides a complete stand-alone infrastructure that addresses all network modeling applications. InfoWater SA comes equipped with everything water utility owner-operators need to best plan, design, operate, secure and sustain their water distribution systems. The software also serves as a base platform for advanced real-time modeling and forecasting (IWLive); InfoWater SA 2D (two-dimensional water spill modeling); unidirectional flushing (InfoWater SA UDF); multi-species water quality modeling (InfoWater SA MSX); InfoSurge SA (surge/transient analysis); and real-time water demand and diurnal pattern estimations (DemandAnalyst).

A complete stand-alone GIS-based urban drainage modeling and management solution, the full-featured InfoSWMM SA analysis and design program delivers the highest rate of return in the industry. All operations of a typical sewer system — from analysis and design to management functions such as water quality assessment, pollution prediction, sediment transport and deposition, urban flooding, real-time control and record keeping — are addressed in a single, fully integrated geoengineering environment. The program’s powerful hydraulic and water quality computational engine is based on an enhanced version of the latest USEPA SWMM 5, which is certified by FEMA. The software also serves as a robust base platform for advanced two-dimensional surface flood modeling (InfoSWMM SA 2D); real-time operational modeling (SWMMLive); and urban stormwater treatment and analysis (InfoSWMM SA Sustain) for the optimal selection, placement and sizing of green infrastructure.

“The InfoWater SA and InfoSWMM SA product portfolio represents the most significant leap forward ever made in stand-alone GIS-based network modeling,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, Chief Executive Officer of Innovyze. “It enables users to get up to speed right away, be effective across the enterprise, and achieve high quality results and maximum savings in record time. This gives them a competitive advantage that can’t be beat. The fact that progressive councils like Tweed Shire continue to choose Innovyze as their solution partner confirms the superiority of our products. We’re very proud to know that our software applications are in place at many of the world’s best-run utility companies of every size, helping them meet their corporate and strategic goals and achieve world-class performance at breakthrough savings.”

About Innovyze

Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water/wastewater utilities, government agencies, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasian, East Asian and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. Backed by unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate, and sustain highly efficient and resilient infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success. For more information, call Innovyze at +1 626-568-6868, or visit

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