intro story DELWAQ


DELWAQ is the engine of the D-Water Quality and D-Ecology programmes of the Delft3D suite. It is based on a rich library from which relevant substances and processes can be selected to quickly put water and sediment quality models together.

The processes library covers many aspects of water quality and ecology, from basic tracers, dissolved oxygen, nutrients, organic matter, inorganic suspended matter, heavy metals, bacteria and organic micro-pollutants, to complex algae and macrophyte dynamics. High performance solvers enable the simulation of long periods, often required to capture the full cycles of the processes being modelled.

The finite volume approach underlying DELWAQ allows it to be coupled to both the structured grid hydrodynamics of the current Delft3D-FLOW engine and the upcoming D-Flow Flexible Mesh engine (1D-2D-3D) of the Delft3D Flexible Mesh Suite (or even other models such as TELEMAC).

'DELWAQ in open source' is our invitation to all leading experts to collaborate in further development and research in the field of water quality, ecology and morphology using Delft3D. Feel free to post your DELWAQ related questions or comments in this dedicated forum space. If you are new to DELWAQ, the tutorial (in the user manual) is a good place to start. A list of DELWAQ related publications is available here.




Sub groups
D-Flow Flexible Mesh

Cohesive sediments & muddy systems


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Delft Dashboard tidemodels Lesley Davidson 4 1135
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Problem access to the OpenDAP servers with Dashboard Angela T P 1 2095
Water level modelling is not accurate Marisela Des 0 1046
Progress Monitor Window does not show Marjorie Turiano 2 4429
Tidal water level variation inside an estuary Saeed Shaeri 3 4682
Tidal forces implementaions Diego Uribe Suárez 2 2805
Tide level in SWAN Jeff Hansen 0 2068
Problem nesting grids on a tidal model Augusto Freitas 6 7264
Simulation results are not smooth / double peaks Anas Rahman 3 3989
Executing .bat file Delft Dashboard Augusto Freitas 3 6297
Help with Tidal Forces in Delft3D-Flow Rohit Kulkarni 0 2783
The difference between them was the vertical coordinate, one sigma and the LUIS HENRIQUE SILVA 1 2357
TIDE analysis Phil Shepperd 6 6172
TIDE analysis Phil Shepperd 6 6172