As a planner, I want a single, integrated modelling platform to represent the water supply, sewerage and drainage (1D/2D) system.
Melbourne Water has successfully completed a pilot modelling study using InfoWorks ICM to build a single integrated model to represent the water supply, sewerage and drainage system (including overland flooding) for a proposed redevelopment area (27,000 lots) in Melbourne.
The study explored the capabilities of the software to model the urban water cycle. It has identified some significant advantages to an integrated modelling approach, however there are some key limitations of the software and hardware which limit its future use.
We have published a joint paper that discussed the need and the concept and that can be make available upon request. I would be please to discuss this feature request further and hear more about the future direction of the InfoWorks software.