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Catchment hydrological modelling using wflow - Friday
06 Oct

Catchment hydrological modelling using wflow - Friday

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06 Oct 2023 08:30 - 17:00 (EAT)
Course (on-premises)

€ Free
Room : Room - A

Water managers need insight into the available water resources within their catchments in both the short and long-term, especially in the face of climate change. Whilst at the same time struggling with a lack of reliable data. wflow is Deltares’ solution for modelling hydrological processes, allowing users to account for precipitation, interception, snow accumulation and melt, evapotranspiration, soil water, surface water and groundwater recharge in a fully distributed environment. Thus empowering them with the information and knowledge about their water resources and climate risks, and leading to smarter planning.

wflow was developed specifically to make model building easier by maximizing the use of open earth observation data. wflow is also being used for flood warning systems with the Delft-FEWS framework, providing timely and accurate flow forecasting.

Caption: Modelling the Rhine and Meuse basins in Europe.


In this workshop, participants will get hands on with HydroMT and wflow to build catchment scale models using global datasets to assess short and long-term hydrological patterns.
Upon completion of the 1-day course the participants shall be able to:

  1. Describe the principles of physically-based grid-distributed hydrological modelling.
  2. Build and run a catchment hydrological model based on open-source global datasets.

Prior knowledge/skills:

Participants are expected to have prior knowledge of hydrological processes as well as skills in spreadsheets (Excel) and GIS software (ArcGIS or QGIS). Prior knowledge of the Python Programming language is an advantage.