Workshop River Basin Modelling (Friday 29 November)

Friday, 29 November 2019

Room 1
Centara Grand hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Date 29 November 2019
Time 09:00 - 16:00
Event is closed for registration. Please contact us if you're interested.
Registry fee € Free


The world around us is rapidly changing. Climate change increases the probability of both floods and drought, whereas the population at risk and potential economic damage is growing. These challenges increase the demand for accurate and detailed river basin models that can be used in flood & drought forecasting systems and in river basin planning studies.

In this workshop we will highlight recent developments in river basin modelling using wflow. Wflow is Deltares’ state-of-the-art and Open Source hydrological modelling framework. We will demonstrate its application in river basin modelling and flood & drought forecasting as well as its potential to simulate the movement of pollutants (e.g. plastic) through the basin from the source.

During this 1-day workshop, participants will learn about wflow and how it can be applied in real-life examples. The participants will also work with wflow and learn the first steps in setting up, running and analyzing wflow models.


About wflow

Wflow is the Deltares open source modelling framework for rainfall-runoff modelling. It is a distributed modelling platform that maximizes the use of Earth observation data and calculates all hydrological fluxes at any given location and time step, using physical parameters and meteorological input data. Examples of major processes that can be included are snow and glacier accumulation and melt, rainfall interception, soil moisture development, runoff generating processes and river flow.

A main benefit of wflow as compared to other distributed models, is that parameters can be derived from large-scale gridded datasets in combination with a good runtime performance. Wflow can also be linked to other modelling packages like Delft-FEWS (for flow forecasting) and MODFLOW (for groundwater) via an open standard (BMI).

More information about wflow can be found here:


Interesting links



The participants are requested to bring their own laptop (64-bit) with enough free hard disk space (>10GB). The required software will be supplied at the beginning of the workshop.



This one-day workshop will be given twice during the DSD-SEA, on Thursday and on Friday. Please go to the corresponding event page if you wish to attend either the Thursday or Friday session.