Delft3D - User Days (Day 3: Water quality and ecology)

Wednesday, 01 November 2017

Paviljoen 1
Boussinesqweg 1, Delft, The Netherlands
Date 01 November 2017
Time 09:00 - 17:30
User Day
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Chair Rudy Schueder
 
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Description

During Day 3 "Water quality" of the Delft3D User Days the latest advances in tools used for water quality and ecological modelling are presented. Delft3D water quality and ecology users will demonstrate the potential for analysing challenges in both freshwater and salt water systems around the world. The program offers a mix of lectures and hands-on training, all aimed at demonstrating capabilities and disseminating knowledge on the practical use of the tools and models.

“What is the impact of sand mining on the mussel population in the Wadden Sea?”

“How can we cost-effectively solve water quality issues in agricultural catchments?”

“How can one utilize remote sensing to validate numerical models of primary production?”

These types of questions are those being studied using a variety of models native to the open source Delft3D Suite and related Deltares software products. In some cases these water quality and ecology models rely on input from hydrodynamic or sediment models for information on flow fields or morphology and in others cases they act as stand-alone models.  The use of these integrated models has led to new developments, insights, and understanding for water management. By combining these water quality and ecological processes into other models within the Delft3D environment, the water quality and ecology modules enable investigators to quantify the processes relevant to aquatic ecosystems, and can help identify and explore potential solutions to environmental problems. 

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DSD Event Dinner

All participants of the Delft3D - User Days are also invited to join the annual DSD Event Dinner on Tuesday, 31 October.

Schedule - Wednesday, 01 November 2017

Time Event
08:30 - 09:00 Arrival & Registration Deltares, Boussinesqweg 1
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome
09:15 - 10:30 Block 1
09:15 - 09:40 Delft3D - Water Quality and Ecological Modeling Symposium - From science to society
Nicky Villars, Deltares, The Netherlands
09:40 - 10:05 Coupling 3D models and earth observation to develop algae forecasting services
Miguel Dionisio Pires, Deltares, The Netherlands, and Yi Hong, École des Ponts ParisTech, France
10:05 - 10:30 Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water (DCWW) and water quality models using the Delft3D FM Suite
Fernando Alvarez, Intertek Energy & Water, United Kingdom
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:15 Block 2
11:00 - 11:25 Tracking of red tide movement in Hong Kong waters
Ken T. M. Wong, University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong
11:25 - 11:50 Solving the New Zealand water quality issues in cost-effective ways
Marc Weeber, Deltares, Netherlands, and David Burger, DairyNZ, New Zealand
11:50 - 12:15 Coupled physical – ecological models to assist assessment of effects of sand mining along the Dutch coast
Luca van Duren, Deltares, The Netherlands
12:15 - 12:25 Introduction to the afternoon sessions
12:25 - 12:30 Delft3D User Days 2017 Group Picture - Water quality and ecology
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break and demos in DemoPlaza
14:00 - 15:30 Break-Out Sessions 1
We invite participants to choose two workshops and have some hands-on experience with the software.
14:00 - 15:30 Delft-FEWS - Water Quality: Introduction to setting up a basic Water Quality Information System
Sibren Loos - Delft-FEWS is a software package developed by Deltares to provide an easy and modular way of setting up operational forecasting systems. Due to the modular approach Delft-FEWS allows you to plug in a wide range of data sources, models and data types. This can all be configured in the Delft-FEWS configuration files. In this Delft-FEWS Water quality breakout session some of the features of Delft-FEWS configuration will be explained based on several hands-on exercises and a short introduction by Delft-FEWS experts of Deltares. Delft-FEWS was originally intended for hydrologists and used for Flood Early Warning. Currently Delft-FEWS is used in over 40 countries over the whole world and has expanded its areas of applicability towards droughts, hydropower, coastal systems, water quality, data conversion, shipping, dredging and long term scenario studies. In this short course the participants learn: • How to import samples with water quality and hydro-biological data into Delft-FEWS • How to use the validation tool that is part of the import module • How to query samples in the database and use the sample viewer • How to combine water quality with flow data
14:00 - 15:30 BLOOM for dummies - phytoplankton modelling with DELWAQ-BLOOM
Tineke Troost & Lilith Kramer - Eww, that green goop in the water. What is it doing there? Can you do something about it? Let’s find out in the BLOOM II break out session! During this 1.5 hour workshop Tineke Troost and Lilith Kramer will introduce you to the BLOOM II module. BLOOM II focusses on cyanobacterial and algal growth in freshwater and marine water systems and is part of DWAQ. You will learn the basic concepts of phytoplankton growth and how to model it with BLOOM II. Also you will acquire some hands on experience with BLOOM II by setting up, running and checking a tropical application of this module in Deltashell.
14:00 - 15:30 From model results to stakeholder tool
Marc Weeber and Willem Stolte - Large datasets and modelling results of a multitude of scenarios can be overwhelming. This makes it difficult for our clients and stakeholders to come to a decision, especially when there are “multiple ways that lead to Rome”, that is, different decisions may lead to the same policy result . In this breakout session we will show how complex data and model results can be made insightful with the use of a web-viewer. We will give an overview with multiple examples and you will get a detailed introduction and a hands-on workshop to two examples. The first example is a web-viewer accessing open data on nutrient footprints in Europe, meant to display end products of open data. The second example is a web-viewer serving as an interface to a water quality model, meant to support stakeholder decision making and understanding on farm based nutrient reduction mitigations in agricultural catchments.
14:00 - 15:30 Introduction to the Deltares DNA and Nitrate citizen monitoring apps
Bas van der Zaan & Joachim Rozemeijer - In this session, we will present and demonstrate the Nitrate App and the Mobile PCR DNA-analyser. The Nitrate app enables very easy, cheap and quick nitrate concentration measurements in water. The app is connected to an online database and to online data viewers and the shared measurements are instantly visualised. After instructions, the participants can try the Nitrate App on their own smartphones. The Mobile PCR DNA-analyser makes it possible to conduct in-field measurements of DNA, which for example enables checking bathing water for Ecoli or other pathogens. We will demonstrate the sample preparation and analysis within the session.
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break and demos in DemoPlaza
16:00 - 17:30 Break-Out Sessions 2
16:00 - 17:30 Delft-FEWS - Water Quality: Introduction to setting up a basic Water Quality Information System
Sibren Loos - Delft-FEWS is a software package developed by Deltares to provide an easy and modular way of setting up operational forecasting systems. Due to the modular approach Delft-FEWS allows you to plug in a wide range of data sources, models and data types. This can all be configured in the Delft-FEWS configuration files. In this Delft-FEWS Water quality breakout session some of the features of Delft-FEWS configuration will be explained based on several hands-on exercises and a short introduction by Delft-FEWS experts of Deltares. Delft-FEWS was originally intended for hydrologists and used for Flood Early Warning. Currently Delft-FEWS is used in over 40 countries over the whole world and has expanded its areas of applicability towards droughts, hydropower, coastal systems, water quality, data conversion, shipping, dredging and long term scenario studies. In this short course the participants learn: • How to import samples with water quality and hydro-biological data into Delft-FEWS • How to use the validation tool that is part of the import module • How to query samples in the database and use the sample viewer • How to combine water quality with flow data
16:00 - 17:30 BLOOM for dummies - phytoplankton modelling with DELWAQ-BLOOM
Tineke Troost & Lilith Kramer - Eww, that green goop in the water. What is it doing there? Can you do something about it? Let’s find out in the BLOOM II break out session! During this 1.5 hour workshop Tineke Troost and Lilith Kramer will introduce you to the BLOOM II module. BLOOM II focusses on cyanobacterial and algal growth in freshwater and marine water systems and is part of DWAQ. You will learn the basic concepts of phytoplankton growth and how to model it with BLOOM II. Also you will acquire some hands on experience with BLOOM II by setting up, running and checking a tropical application of this module in Deltashell.
16:00 - 17:30 From model results to stakeholder tool
Marc Weeber and Willem Stolte - Large datasets and modelling results of a multitude of scenarios can be overwhelming. This makes it difficult for our clients and stakeholders to come to a decision, especially when there are “multiple ways that lead to Rome”, that is, different decisions may lead to the same policy result . In this breakout session we will show how complex data and model results can be made insightful with the use of a web-viewer. We will give an overview with multiple examples and you will get a detailed introduction and a hands-on workshop to two examples. The first example is a web-viewer accessing open data on nutrient footprints in Europe, meant to display end products of open data. The second example is a web-viewer serving as an interface to a water quality model, meant to support stakeholder decision making and understanding on farm based nutrient reduction mitigations in agricultural catchments.
16:00 - 17:30 DNA-app & Nitrate app
Bas van der Zaan & Joachim Rozemeijer - In this session, we will present and demonstrate the Nitrate App and the Mobile PCR DNA-analyser. The Nitrate app enables very easy, cheap and quick nitrate concentration measurements in water. The app is connected to an online database and to online data viewers and the shared measurements are instantly visualised. After instructions, the participants can try the Nitrate App on their own smartphones. The Mobile PCR DNA-analyser makes it possible to conduct in-field measurements of DNA, which for example enables checking bathing water for Ecoli or other pathogens. We will demonstrate the sample preparation and analysis within the session.
17:30 - 18:30 Drinks