Delft-FEWS Delft-FEWS New FEWS News published! Arnejan van Loenen! 2018-04-12T04:33:20Z 2018-04-12T04:32:38Z <p> You can find the online version here: <a href="">FEWS News 2018-issue-2</a></p> Arnejan van Loenen 2018-04-12T04:32:38Z Whitepaper on use of optimation software for operational water management Arnejan van Loenen 2017-09-22T05:26:09Z 2017-09-22T05:15:07Z <p> While the number of sensors and computational power increases, also the strain on many water systems grows due to increasing demands. The control of these water systems therefore becomes increasingly difficult.</p> <p> Optimisation software such as <a href="">RTC-Tools</a> offers functionality to determine the best control actions, taking into account system boundaries, forecast forcings and control objectives. Using this software can be complex for operators, even when integrated in Delft-FEWS.</p> <p> Based on our most recent experience, we have developed a best practice approach for the daily use of optimisation software from Delft-FEWS. This best practice approach is described in the brand new Whitepaper: <a href=";groupId=145641">Practical application of optimisation software for optimal operation of controlled water systems</a></p> Arnejan van Loenen 2017-09-22T05:15:07Z The 2nd Delft- FEWS newsletter online now Pieter Visser 2017-04-25T14:05:52Z 2017-04-25T14:05:40Z <p> The 2<sup>nd</sup> Delft- FEWS newsletter is out now and published on the <a href="">Delft-FEWS portal</a>. Read the latest news from Delft-FEWS productmanagement and an update from the Community Strategy Board. Several international projects like Sava and RISC-Kit are highlighted and there is news from the Delft-FEWS community. Please forward this <strong>FEWS news</strong> to anyone that is interested. When you subscribe, you will receive the next edition in your mailbox in June.&nbsp;</p> Pieter Visser 2017-04-25T14:05:40Z Webinar Ocean modelling and Early-Warning System for the Gulf of Thailand Pieter Visser 2017-03-28T05:47:17Z 2017-03-28T05:47:06Z <p> <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Deltares is pleased to announce that&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><a href=""><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Dr. Joao Rego</span>&nbsp;</a></span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">and&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><a href=""><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Dr. Kun Yan</span></a></span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">, will present the following webinar:</span><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p align="center" style="text-align: center;"> <strong><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Ocean modelling and Early-Warning System for the Gulf of Thailand</span></strong><br /> <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Thursday, 13 April 2017 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><a href=""><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Show in My Time Zone</span></a><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Storm surges associated with severe tropical cyclones are among the most hazardous and damaging natural disasters to coastal areas. The Gulf of Thailand has been periodically affected by typhoon induced storm surges in the past (e.g. storm Harriet in 1962, storm Gay in 1989 and storm Linda in 1997). Due to increased touristic / economic development and increased population density in the coastal zone, the combined effect and risk of high water level and increased rainfall / river discharge has dramatically increased and are expected to increase in future due to climate change effects.</span><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p align="center" style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><a href=""><span style="font-size: 10pt; text-decoration: none;"><img src=";groupId=183920&amp;t=1490679628626" style="border-style: solid; width: 400px; height: 103px;" v:shapes="_x0000_i1025" /></span></a><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">In this webinar, we will show the development and implementation of the first real-time operational storm surge, wave and wave setup forecasting system in the Gulf of Thailand, a joint applied research initiative by Deltares in The Netherlands and the Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute (HAII) in Thailand. The modelling part includes a new hydrodynamic model to simulate tides and storm surges and two wave models (regional and local). The hydrodynamic model is based on Delft3D Flexible Mesh (</span><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;<a href=""><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Delft3D FM</span></a></span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">), capable of simulating water levels and detailed flows. The regional and the recently-developed local wave model are based on the SWAN model, a third-generation wave model. The operational platform is based on&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><a href=""><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Delft-FEWS</span></a></span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;software, which coordinates all the data inputs, the modelling tasks and the automatic forecast exports including overland inundation in the upper Gulf of Thailand.</span><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">The main objective of the Gulf of Thailand EWS is to provide daily accurate storm surge, wave and wave setup estimates automatically with various data exports possibilities to support this task. It adds a coastal component to HAII’s existing practice of providing daily reports on fluvial flood forecasts, used for decision-support in issuing flood warnings for inland water systems in Thailand. Every day, three-day coastal forecasts are now produced based on the latest regional meteorological predictions.</span><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p> <strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(255, 128, 0);">Panel of experts</span></strong><br /> <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">During the webinar, we have a panel of experts available to answer questions received via text. After the webinar presentation, there is an opportunity to ask verbal questions to the presenter.</span><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p> <strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(255, 128, 0);">About registration</span></strong><br /> <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">As of now, registration is open. Reserve your webinar seat&nbsp;<a href="" title="">here</a>. After registering, you will receive confirmation via e-mail containing information about joining the webinar.</span><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p> <strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(255, 128, 0);">GoToWebinar System Requirements</span></strong><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></strong><br /> <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">You can easily attend a session from anywhere, anytime using a compatible computer or mobile device. For more details, please visit the&nbsp;<a href="">GoToWebinar website</a>.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><a href=""><span style="text-decoration: none;"><img src=";groupId=183920&amp;t=1490679628626" style="border-style: solid; width: 400px; height: 139px;" v:shapes="_x0000_i1026" /></span></a></span></p> Pieter Visser 2017-03-28T05:47:06Z BoM's HyFS based on Delft-FEWS Finalist in Excellence in eGovernment Awards Gerben Boot 2016-11-08T08:26:17Z 2016-11-08T08:14:02Z <p> Earlier this year the Hydrological Forecasting System based on Delft-FEWS (HyFS) was selected by the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) as its nomination for the Aust. Government ICT Awards in the Excellence in Applications Development category. HyFS was shortlisted as one of three national finalists.</p> <p> Eventually, HyFS not finish up winning the overall category, but the BoM was proud to be recognised, particularly as ours was the only system that was not public facing.</p> <p> <a href=""></a></p> <p> The jury's comment was: "The BoM's HyFS is a world-leading numerical modeeling environment tailored to meet the stringent demands of real-time hydrological foreacsting. HyFS has provided the Australian community with a best-in-class hydrological forecasting system"</p> <p> <img alt="" src=";groupId=145641&amp;t=1478593406305" style="width: 380px; height: 169px;" /></p> <p> <img alt="" src=";groupId=145641&amp;t=1478593406305" style="width: 380px; height: 257px;" /></p> <p> <strong><span style="font-size:10px;">Excellence in eGovernment finalists, accepting their certificates from John Sheridan, Australian Government Chief Technology Officer (Department of Finance)</span></strong></p> <p> On behalf of Delft-FEWS Product Management we would like to congratulate the BoM team with this recognition!</p> Gerben Boot 2016-11-08T08:14:02Z Delft-FEWS User Days at the Delft Software Days (26-27 Oct.) Pieter Visser 2016-10-17T07:50:46Z 2016-10-17T07:49:30Z <p> On 26 and 27 October the Delft-FEWS User Days take place at the Delft Software Days. Delft-FEWS is a two-day event which allows you to share your experiences and new developments with Delft-FEWS users across the globe. This year, next to the traditional sessions dedicated to configuration and new features of the software, we will expand our focus and look at the world of forecasting beyond the Delft-FEWS environment. For instance, how do I improve forecast(s) by using tools and techniques for forecast verification? How do we facilitate the decision-making process and what is the role of Delft-FEWS in this process? Another topic we will explore is ‘How do we strengthen the interactions among Delft-FEWS users regarding sharing experiences and shared implementation of new features? And of course we will be looking back on the first year of the ‘International Community Strategy Board for Delft-FEWS.</p> <p> <span style="font-size:14px;"><a href="">Register here</a></span></p> Pieter Visser 2016-10-17T07:49:30Z Delft-FEWS User Day for German-speaking users 2016 (Aachen, Germany) Maarten Smoorenburg 2016-07-11T13:25:45Z 2016-07-11T13:21:59Z <p> On the 5th of July 2016 our partner <a href="">Hydrotec</a> hosted the <a href="">first Delft-FEWS user day for German speaking customers</a>. Attendants came to Aachen from as far as Vienna and Hamburg. The day was chaired by Oliver Buchholz, the leader of the Hydrotec Delft-FEWS team. Dirk Schwanenberg (Deltares / University of Duisberg/Essen) presented the latest features, and then three interesting case studies were presented: by Ulrich Haberl (Verbund, Austria) presented how they Delft-FEWS use year-round for the multi-purpose management of dams in Austria, Marc Scheibel (Wupperverband, Germany) showed how Delft-FEWS is used for operational water management and flood hazard communication in Nordrhein-Westfalen, and Tim Ochterbeck (Hydrotec) presented how Deltares and Hydrotec use <a href="">RTC-Tools</a> with Delft-FEWS for optimizing dam operations in Germany, Turkey and the United States. The rest of the day was used to discuss user's experiences and the recent problems with the early-warning of floods caused by convective rainfall in large parts of Germany. This rewarding day ended with good food and drinks in the historic center of Aachen.</p> <p> <img alt="Tim Ochterbeck presents RTC-Tools" src=";groupId=145641&amp;t=1468243310708" style="width: 640px; height: 360px;" /></p> <p> The next day visitors could participate in a hands-on workshop "Data assimilation in your own catchment," led by Dirk Schwanenberg and Rodolfo Alvarado Montero (University of Duisberg/Essen). You here learned how to improve short-term forecasts through updating model states using the latest tools for data assimilation and forecast verification in conjunction with Delft-FEWS.<br /> <br /> More information is availabe <a href="">here</a> (contact: Oliver Buchholz (<a href=""></a>).</p> Maarten Smoorenburg 2016-07-11T13:21:59Z Delft-FEWS User Days Australia 2016 Alex Minett 2016-02-22T00:49:33Z 2016-02-22T00:45:15Z <p> On the 27th and 28th April 2016, the 3rd Delft-FEWS User Days Australia will be held at the Bureau of Meteorology offices in Melbourne.</p> <p> This year we plan to host an additional training course on Friday 29th April on the use of probablistic forecasting.</p> <p> The invitations will be sent out shortly. If you are interested in attending, please send an email to Chris Leahy</p> <p> We look forward to seeing you there!</p> Alex Minett 2016-02-22T00:45:15Z A new logo for Delft-FEWS Arnejan van Loenen 2015-11-10T14:48:19Z 2015-11-10T14:45:29Z <p> In the past year we have been working hard on the design of a new logo for Delft-FEWS. A difficult challenge, because, what is Delft-FEWS exactly? Many designs have been made, crisizised and restructured until finally we came to a logo that felt good. We have made <a href="">a small animation</a> that illustrates the design process.</p> Arnejan van Loenen 2015-11-10T14:45:29Z Delft-FEWS International User Days 2015 Arnejan van Loenen 2015-11-10T14:32:42Z 2015-11-10T14:31:18Z <p> Last week the Delft-FEWS International User Days took place: more then 100 participants from all over the world visited Deltares to share experiences and knowledge, and to strengthen the flood forecasting community. <a href="">Read more...</a></p> Arnejan van Loenen 2015-11-10T14:31:18Z Succesful User days in Australia! Arnejan van Loenen! 2015-05-07T22:19:25Z 2015-05-06T16:54:51Z <p> On the 29th and 30th April 2015, the Bureau of Meteorology, Seqwater and Deltares hosted the Second Australian Delft-FEWS User Days. The User Days brought together the community of FEWS users in Australia. For presentations and images, <a href="">read more...</a></p> Arnejan van Loenen 2015-05-06T16:54:51Z Delft-FEWS User Days Australia Alex Minett 2015-03-10T22:05:25Z 2015-03-10T22:02:48Z <p> The 2nd Delft-FEWS User days Australia will be held in Melbourne on the 29-30 April 2015.</p> <p> Users from around Australia and the region will meet to present, discuss and learn about the latest advances in Delft-FEWS.</p> <p> For more information please contact</p> Alex Minett 2015-03-10T22:02:48Z Places available for Delft-FEWS configuration course in December in Bali Arnejan van Loenen 2014-11-07T08:11:23Z 2014-11-07T08:08:34Z <p> In December we organize a regional Delft-FEWS Basic Configuration Course in Bali. There are still some places left, so register quickly! For more information, check the flyer below ("read more...")</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="" src=";groupId=145641&amp;t=1415351262551" style="width: 720px; height: 1040px;" /></p> Arnejan van Loenen 2014-11-07T08:08:34Z Delft-FEWS User days 2014 Arnejan van Loenen 2014-10-03T07:16:20Z 2014-10-03T07:15:29Z <p> On 29 &amp; 30 October we will organize the Delft-FEWS User Days for the 10<sup>th</sup> time! And you are all invited to join us. The User Days allow you to share your experiences and new developments with Delft-FEWS users across the globe. for more information and registration go to the website of the <a href="">Deltares Software Days</a></p> Arnejan van Loenen 2014-10-03T07:15:29Z Australian Delft-FEWS User Days 2014 Reinier Tromp 2015-03-11T00:51:09Z 2014-08-21T09:39:33Z <p> On 30 April and 1 May 2014 the Bureau of Meteorology, Seqwater and Deltares organized the 1st <a href="" target="_blank">Australian Delft-FEWS User Days</a>. The Australian User Days aim to build a community of FEWS users in Australia and it enables users to share their experiences and learn about the latest Delft-FEWS developments. Approximately 40 users from more than 15 organisations came to Melbourne to share experiences, get updated on the latest developments and to discuss further collaboration in the Australian Delft-FEWS community.</p> Reinier Tromp 2014-08-21T09:39:33Z