Delft-FEWS is being used by people all over the world, from technical experts to policy makers. Real-time forecasting from floods to droughts, water quality or operational management of dams it all comes together in Delft- FEWS and this community. Interaction between the users provides opportunities to learn from each and come up with new insights and ideas. View the blogposts from expert users, read the latest news and share your own experiences on this site.
Delft-FEWS helps governments and technicians to get a grip on water related problems such as floods and droughts but can also be used for water quality monitoring or the operational management of dams. Delft-FEWS is an open model integration platform and brings together, among other things, hydrological and meteorological different models and data in order to make real-time forecasts. The platform was developed in the 90s as a hydrological forecasting and warning system, but is now being used in many other water-related applications such as the spread of pollution eg plastics or chemicals.
The open architecture of Delft-FEWS makes it easy for an organisation to connect their own data sets and models and set up the system to their own needs. The models known and available in an organisation can directly be integrated, without any expensive development of new models.
Delft-FEWS offers many options for the user to interact with the system. For a modern operational (forecasting) system this interaction is crucial. The platform provides a wide range of displays to visualize the many types of data, such as scalar and gridded data, vectors, wave spectra’s, longitudinal profiles, etc. But especially important is the interaction with the data and the models, for which there is a wide array of methods. To fully connect to the users, Delft-FEWS supports the following languages: English, Dutch, German, Spanish, Chinese, Indonesian, French and Vietnamese.
Delft-FEWS is being developed at Deltares, an independent institute for applied research in the field of water, subsurface and infrastructure.
For more information, please contact one of our productmanagers at FEWS-PM@deltares.nl.