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National Flood Forecasting System, England and Wales

The implementation of the National Flood Forecasting System (NFFS) for England and Wales began in 2002 and was officially completed in 2008. However subsequent and ongoing support and science projects continue to support the system, providing the balance of innovation and stability required of a modern flood forecasting system. The NFFS is implemented based on Delft-Fews technology.
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Guanabara Bay Operational Monitoring and Forecasting System

Upon request of the Brazilian Navy, Deltares set up a real-time coastal forecasting system for Guanabara Bay. FEWS-Guanabara, processes and applies available measurement data, meteorological forecasts and oceanographic forecasts to generate local hydrodynamics and waves forecasts. Using the local forecasts generated by FEWS-Guanabara, the Brazilian Navy generates reports and alerts for navigation, both for internal use and for public dissemination.
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The Community Hydrologic Prediction System (CHPS): A Delft-FEWS Implementation

Deltares USA Inc. and Stichting Deltares collaborated to implement the Delft – Flood Early Warning System (Delft-FEWS) for the US National Weather Service (NWS). Delft-FEWS is the platform where the NWS deploys river models to generate guidance for issuing flood watches and warnings. The NWS calls their implementation of Delft-FEWS the Community Hydrologic Prediction System (CHPS).
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Water quality forecasting at the Four Major Rivers Project, South Korea

As part of the Four Major Rivers Restoration Project in South Korea 16 weirs have been constructed to prevent flooding and improve the water quality of the main streams. To enable water quality forecasting in support of management and operation of these streams and the weirs in particular, a forecasting system was developed based on the Delft FEWS platform.
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ISA - Hoeksche Waard, integrated control of surface and waste water

In the ISA Hoeksche Waard project an experimental integrated automatic control system (Control-NEXT) for sewer systems and open water is developed for a rural region in The Netherlands. It involves five municipalities and one water board. The project's goal is to improve water quality through increased cooperation between the authorities and optimum operation of the system.
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JCP (Joint Cooperation Program) - Indonesia

Indonesia is a tropical country, receiving abundant annual rainfall. In many areas, however, rainfall is highly seasonal, and sometimes erratic. These climatic characteristics are the main reason for the country having to cope with both serious droughts and floods. Deltares is part of the Joint Cooperation Program which focuses on capacity building and delivering tools and datasets that benefits Indonesia. Three of these tools concern operational water management: a Water Data Management System, a Flood Forecasting System and a Drought Information System.
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RWsOS - Dutch National Integrated Operational Water Management Systems

Rijkswaterstaat (the National Water Authority of The Netherlands) is the water management authority for the national water systems: Rhine and Meuse Rivers, Lake Ijssel, navigation channels, the Wadden Sea and the North Sea. The required monitoring information for the daily water management of these systems and forecasts are generated in operational systems based on the Delft-FEWS platform.
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Dam synchronisation and flood releases in the Zambezi River Basin

In the Zambezi river basin large reservoirs have been built in the colonial period for electricity production. Information sharing between dam managers is limited causing floods, reduction of energy productivity and an unnatural runoff regime. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has initiated a project, to recommend on improved operations of the reservoirs in the Zambezi river basin.
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