Evaluation of Drainage Management Software

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There are numerous commercial software packages available to assist the drainage practitioner in the design and analysis of hydrologic and hydraulic systems and structures. The purpose of this web site is to outline MTO's requirements for the use of computer models in the analysis and design of drainage facilities for MTO projects or projects requiring an approval by MTO.

Detailed Evaluations

MTO has initiated a process for conducting detailed evaluations of drainage software. The reviews look at:

  • the capabilities of the different programs
  • their functionality and
  • the requirements for their use in the analysis and design of drainage facilities for MTO projects or projects requiring an approval by MTO.

The detailed reviews for software evaluated to date are included on this site. The assessment of acceptability of a computer model for MTO is based on the acceptability criteria described in the MTO Drainage Management Manual (DMM, 1997). Please refer to the MTO DMM for details.

Requirements for Submissions to MTO

Submission requirements when using software already evaluated by MTO are as indicated in the detailed review. Submissions to MTO using programs not yet evaluated by MTO, require a summary of the program theory and it's applicability to Ontario conditions as well as the input and output summaries necessary to support the design/analysis. Please refer to the software acceptability criteria in MTO DMM, 1997.


Alphabetical Listing of Software

A search of available software was conducted as part of the evaluation process. An alphabetical listing of software, including a brief description of each program, is included on this site. This list is by no means comprehensive. With time additional software titles will be added. Click on the underlined text below to view a list of software tools available for a specific type of drainage analysis/design.

Software by Categories

Culver & Stotm Sewer Analysis Channel Routing Detention Storage Rainfall Simulation & Rundoff Estimation
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