Delft-FEWS user days 2018

Forecasting around the globe 

The annual Delft-FEWS user days were held on 7 and 8 November 2018 as part of the annual Delft Software Days at Deltares.

Click on the links in the overview below to view the presentations, ignite talks and break out sessions.

Day 1 - 7 November 2018

Title Presenter Organization
From early warning to early action Maarten van Aalst director Red Cross, Climate Center
Ignite Talks    

How to race faster by understanding the Oceans? Surface current preditions for Team Akzo-Nobel

Impact Forecasting and User Needs In Mackay, Australia

Development of Hydrological Hazard Analysis in Taiwan

Coastal forecasting System for Mozambique: connecting to Deltares Global Storm Surge Forecasting

Crises Management Information Needs, Serbia

FEWS Odyssea, Mediterranean

The Dutch Future Forecasting, Netherlands

Presenting spatial data on the web, Netherlands

Critical Infrastructure and cascading effects, USA

HydroBID, scalable hydrological modelling approach, USA

Global Data Services for all

Kun Yan

Chris Leahy

Jhih-Cyuan Shen

Kun Yan

Femke Davids

Lorinc Meszaros

Marc Philippart

Tom Bogaard

Andreas Burzel

Simon Draijer

Gert-Jan Schotmeijer


Verification analytics system and Delft3D FEWS integration

Gabriel Miller and Nathan Barber

Tennessee Valley Authority
Water Control Room: Your integrated online water management solution. Colombian showcase

Leanne Reichard

Sheila Ball



Setting up an automated test environment in the context of FEWS

(using 'workflowTestRun')

Monika Thül

Björnsen Beratende Ingenieure GmbH

Break out sessions


Hydromet services functionality in Delft-FEWS

Marc van Dijk

Adrian Wynn



Environment Agency

Flood Impact Assessment Tool

Dennis Wagenaar Deltares

Critical Infrastructure and cascading effects

Andreas Burzel Deltares

Crisis Management Information Needs

Femke Davids Deltares



Day 2 - 8 November 2018

Title Presenter Organization
EA/BoM Memorandum Of Understand: Working in partnership to deliver system and service improvements

Adrian Wynn and Emma Ferguson

Chris Leahy

Environment Agency

Bureau of Meteorology

Using the HydPy framework to develop, improve, test, document, and share hydrological models, and to combine them in FEWS applications

Christoph Tyralla 

Björnsen Consulting Engineers
Transnational projects in the field of forecasting and warning of floods within transboundary river basins in Africa

Nicole Jungermann

HKV Consultants

JBA’s past, present and future – with a focus on present-day experiences (flood forecasting with FEWS in Vietnam)

Matthew Cowdell

JBA Consulting

Long-term streamflow forecasting for waterway transport in Central Europe using FEWS

Bastian Klein

Federal Institute of Hydrology, BfG
Delft-FEWS new features Gerben Boot and Marcel Ververs Deltares

Break out sessions



Prototype renewed Delft-FEWS portal

Geertje van der Does and Armijn Woudman



Global Data Services for all

Gert-Jan Schotmeijer Deltares

FEWS accelerator

Marc van Dijk Deltares


The photos that were made during the user days can be found here. If you are interested in an overview of the Delft Software Days in general, you could visit this website.

The complete programme of the user days is included in the overall presentation which also announces the dates for next international user meeting: 6 and 7 November 2019.

We hope you enjoyed this years user days. If you have any feedback or questions for us, you can email Ilonka ten Broeke at .