WaterRIDE is designed to provide floodplain managers and Council staff with access to their model results in an intuitive manner providing valuable information to assist in the floodplain management process. It allows Councils to leverage their investment in, and to get value out of their floodplain modelling results, regardless of the model type used.
WaterRIDE is a well-established suite of modules which specialises in flood plain management. The software can be used in flood forecast modelling, floodplain mapping and property classification based on flood exposure data. It includes the ability to share flooding information within an organisation including ‘view only’ options for the presentation of modelling results.
The central feature of the waterRIDE suite is a module called FLOOD manager which, based on its time-varying GIS environment, supports the results of any 1D or 2D flood model. Models supported by waterRIDE ™ include (both 1D and 2D): MIKE11/21/URBAN, RMA-2, TUFLOW (Classic/FV/Pipes), SOBEK, FLS, ANUGA, EXTRAN (XP-SWMM), HEC-RAS, RUBICON, InfoWorks RS/ICM, SELFE, DELFT 3D, RiverFlow2D, and ESTRY. The FLOOD Manager module is a purpose built flood management support system designed to make flood information easily accessible.
Other modules include flood forecasting, conversions from 1D model to 2D models, creation of DEM from LiDAR, RMA viewing and editing tools, and modules designed to allow the user to link GIS data to almost any external data format i.e. documents, web pages, videos and photos.
WaterRIDE was developed to facilitate the display and interrogation of time-varying results from any hydraulic model (1D, 2D or 3D) in a live GIS environment, a feature lacking in conventional GIS packages.
It allows for interrogation of the model results, across the entire time-series and provides access to, and integration with, GIS datasets. It is designed to provide managers with access to their model results in an intuitive manner providing valuable information to assist in the floodplain management process.
This is a commercial software suite provided by Advisian Digital who provide full details about capabilities, modules, trainign and resources on the WaterRIDE website
It has been used by a number of Councils in New Zealand.
|State of Development||Released and updated|
|Management Domains||Natural Hazards|
|Intended End Users||
|Spatial Extents||Local (i.e. Catchment or District)|
|Steady State or Dynamic||Dynamic|
|Level of Integration||Environmental|
|Key Input Data||Ouput data from flood models|
|Input Data Formats||GIS compatible files|
|Output Data Formats||GIS Compatible Files, Image File(s), Animations/video|
|Open/Closed Source||Closed Source|
|Operating Systems||MS Windows|
|User Interface||Graphical desktop|
|Ease of Use||Easy Promoted as making information usable by all|
|Use in Policy Process||Plan (Policy Formulation), Do (Policy Implementation), Review (Issue Identification)|
Outside downloading DEmo - limited promotional resources are available on WaterRIDE website
|Support||Training courses are provided - details on WaterRIDE website (http://waterride.net/training/)|
|Analytical Techniques||GIS, Input/output|
|Keywords||Flooding, flood plain management, hazards planning, forecasting, mapping|