During Day 4 "Water quality and ecology" 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.
“How do salt march ecosystems develop and why are they important?”
“How can we choose the best parameters for water quality models?”
“How can we estimate emissions of emerging contaminants when we have little in-situ measurement data?”
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.
On this day, we will focus on Water quality and ecology. The event will broken up into two parts seperated by a free lunch.
Water quality modellers from the Netherlands and abroad will share their case studies of new applications of water quality and ecological modelling software. Topics will include an emissions modelling framework for emerging contaminants, modelling the hydrodynamics and water quality of tropical lakes, and examining the ecology of salt marshes.
Break-out sessions (14:00-17:30)
Participants will be given the opportunity to participate in two 90 minute break out sessions that showcase some of the newest software tools being employed at Deltares. Topics may include methods to obtain and process remote sensing information with negligible computation power, the modelling of algae populations, and tools for modelling the interaction between vegetation and flow.
14:00 - 15:30 (PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR SESSION AND CLICK YES, I WILL JOIN!):
16:00 - 17:30 (PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR SESSION AND CLICK YES, I WILL JOIN!):
Below you may find a more detailed program.
Other topics that might be of interest to you:
DAY 1: Hydrology and hydrodynamics (river, rural and urban)
DAY 2: Hydrodynamics (ocean, coastal, estuarine and lake)
DAY 3: Sediment transport and morphology