All models within the RiverLab are available according to the OpenEarth philosophy. This means that the models are stored in a Subversion system (repository), and everyone can download, adapt and upload them in such a way that all steps are traceable (and reversible). This is analogue to the way the open source software is maintained and developed. You only need to subscribe once. Here is described which steps you have to take to download, adapt, run and upload the models. On this website a basic tutorial about using the SVN-subversion system can be found.
Within the RiverLab several 1D , 2D, and 3D schematic test cases are available that are used to test all the software functionalities (hydrodynamic and morphological). These test cases are preferably based on analytical solutions or a comparison with available 2D results and can be used by the research community to test new functionalities that are implemented. A validation document is available with a detailed description of the testcases.
Real world cases can be shared within the RiverLab to be further developed by the whole community.
The available 1D hydrodynamic (SOBEK3)-models of the Dutch water systems, as used by Rijkswaterstaat, can be requested from the Helpdesk Water.
Rijkswaterstaat is also setting up 2D hydrodynamic models in the new D-Flow FM software. This is still work in progress, but a pilot model of the Waal and a preliminary version of the Maas can be requested via the Helpdesk Water as well (only for research purposes). In 2019 the first 2D models for the Rhine branches and the Rhine-Muese Delta in D-Flow FM will be developed and will be provided in the RiverLab.