MWH Soft releases Version 10.5 of InfoWorks, InfoNet and FloodWorks

Oct. 28, 2009

• New features pack latest updates of industry-leading workgroup management modeling, asset management and flood forecasting software

BROOMFIELD, CO, Oct. 28, 2009 -- MWH Soft, the leading global provider of environmental and water resources applications software, today announced the immediate release of version 10.5 of InfoWorks, InfoNet, and FloodWorks. The new releases reflect MWH Soft's continued commitment to providing the world's water, wastewater, stormwater and flood management professionals with the most comprehensive selection of class-leading engineering tools available.

"Our industry-leading workgroup and asset management technology continues to improve with each new version, and this major release is no exception," said Andrew Brown, EMEA Regional Manager for MWH Soft. "We have incorporated significant advancements as a result of feedback from customers worldwide. MWH Soft's core commitment is to provide the world's engineering community with flexible and comprehensive solutions that enable improved work processes for tangible business benefit and competitive advantage."

InfoWorks CS allows engineers and planners to produce fast, accurate and robust hydraulic modeling of a complete urban collection system network. This encompasses full modeling of backwater effects and reverse flow, open channels, trunk sewers, complex pipe connections and ancillary structures. Tools for urban flooding and receiving stream impact prediction, water quality, sediment transport and real time control simulation are also included.

A close relative of InfoWorks CS, InfoWorks SD allows users to model stormwater flows through a complex environment with a diversity of underground and overland structures and paths -- applying the same high-quality function and analysis to both open channels and closed conduits. Updates in version 10.5 of InfoWorks CS and SD include new inlet flood types, improved rainfall generators and new routing methods.

InfoWorks RS combines a highly advanced 1D & 2D simulation engine, data management, geographical analysis and a relational database in a single environment. The result is a single tool that can import, clean up and store survey and time series data; build detailed and accurate models; analyze model results; and present outputs in engineering report-quality formats. InfoWorks RS includes full-solution modeling of open channels, culverts, floodplains, embankments and hydraulic structures. It also simulates rainfall runoff using both event-based and conceptual hydrological methods. Version 10.5 adds the ability to trigger a 2D point source from a remote location, as well as greatly enhanced simulation results in the 3D Terrain View.

InfoWorks WS is a complete modeling and management package for water distribution systems. Drawing on information from high quality all-pipe InfoWorks WS models enable offline management decisions to be made with confidence. By providing an accurate view of water distribution system performance, including water quality, supply and demand, infrastructure problems and investigation of remedial measures, InfoWorks WS helps engineers deliver a sustainable supply of high quality water to users at an acceptable pressure and flow rate with minimal leakage loss. New features in v10.5 include: leakage location simulation, time varying results for pump stations, finer granularity for demand and trace results at nodes, and enhancement to fire flow simulations.

InfoNet is a purpose-built asset and data management system for water distribution, wastewater collection and stormwater networks. Designed for operations managers, engineers and planners, InfoNet enables users to manage, integrate, validate and analyze network data and provide accurate, auditable information on network infrastructure and performance in easy-to-use formats. Version 10.5 adds new CCTV scoring, data collection, and interoperablity methods; improved PACP and MACP support; and the ability to assign incidents directly to a property location. In addition, all InfoWorks and InfoNet products now include enhanced user management features. The redesigned administration area now features streamlined view and permissions setting for users and groups within the database.

FloodWorks is a modular software package focused on real-time simulation and forecasting of future hydrological and hydraulic conditions in river basins, stormwater and drainage systems and coastal areas. Designed for operational use in the control room, FloodWorks links a variety of live data sources with a wide range of models to provide detailed and accurate forecasts of water levels, flood depths, flows, velocities, water quality parameters and sea state. Using FloodWorks, managers and engineers can carry out fast, accurate and detailed simulations of the future effects of an extreme event, providing key data necessary to effectively deploy emergency response services and minimize the risk of loss of life and damage to infrastructure. New features in FloodWorks v10.5 include better management of telemetry data and units, the ability to define long sections, full support of the URBS runoff routing model, email and SMS alert notification options, and the creation of generic user-defined models based on script files.

"The continued enhancement of our entire best-in-class product portfolio is a key priority for the MWH Soft team," said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., Hon.D.WRE, F.ASCE, President and COO of MWH Soft. "The new releases will give our customers an even more effective toolset and an improved work experience that can bring them to new levels of success. They underline our ongoing commitment to providing the world's engineers powerful, easy-to-use modeling and simulation software that helps them strengthen, protect, sustain and optimize their water resources infrastructures with incredible speed, efficiency, and accuracy, and at maximum cost savings."

Pricing and Availability
Version 10.5 products are available immediately by subscription worldwide. Product updates for these products can be found at: For the latest information on the MWH Soft Subscription Program, including availability, pricing, and purchase requirements, visit or contact your local MWH Soft Certified Representative.

About MWH Soft
MWH Soft is a global leader in infrastructure engineering software and professional solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities, government agencies, engineering organizations and academic institutions worldwide. With offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, MWH Soft product lines empower thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, maintain and operate highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems.

Products include unrivalled choice in hydraulic modeling with the multi-user workgroup management (InfoWorks, FloodWorks), stand-alone (H20MAP), ArcGIS-based (InfoWater, InfoSewer, InfoSWMM), AutoCAD-based (H2ONET) software tools for Water Distribution, Sewer and Drainage, Stormwater Management, River Systems and Flood Forecasting; and advanced Asset, Data, and Capital Planning management platforms (InfoNET, InfoNET Mobile, and CapPlan). For more information call MWH Soft at +1 626-568-6868, or visit