The Watershed modelling System (WMS) has been developed by AQUAVEO who have developed a series of tools for the visualisation of surface and groundwater hydrology and hydraulics. Their software packages are widely used by consulting firms, universities and government agencies globally.
WMS is a watershed analysis tool that provides hydrologic and hydraulic modelling at watershed scales.
Promoted as an 'all-in-one' watershed solution the software provides access to a range of catchment and spatial tools that can be accessed via a simple graphic user interface.
WMS User Interface
WMS includes tools include:
The automated watershed delineation uses digital terrain data to automatically delineate a watershed and sub-basins. As part of the delineation process, basin data such as area, slope, mean elevation, maximum flow distance, and many other commonly-used hydrologic parameters are automatically computed.
The floodplain modelling and mapping applies interpolation algorithms to allow creation of flood extents and flood depth maps using digital terrain data and water surface elevation data points. The Storm Drain Network Modeling create a complete storm drain network with unlimited pipes and nodes.
Depending on the user license, WMS also includes in interface for a range of industry standard hydrological models.
|Latest Version||WMS 10.1 (Aug 2018)|
|State of Development||Released and updated|
|Management Domains||Freshwater, Natural Hazards|
|Subdomains||Flooding, Water Quantity/Flows|
|Intended End Users||
|Spatial Extents||Local (i.e. Catchment or District), Regional|
|Temporal Resolutions||Minutes, Hours|
|Temporal Extents||Days, Months|
|Steady State or Dynamic||Unknown|
|Level of Integration||Environmental|
|Key Input Data||Rainfall DEM|
|Input Data Formats||GIS compatible files Web based|
|Output Data Formats||GIS Compatible Files|
|Open/Closed Source||Closed Source|
|Licence Type||Free to community groups otherwise fee applies|
|Operating Systems||MS Windows|
|Software Needed||GIS Software|
|User Interface||Graphical desktop|
|Ease of Use||Moderate|
|Use in Policy Process||Plan (Policy Formulation), Review (Issue Identification)|
WMS Learning Center - that gives access to videos, tutorials, WMS Wiki, WMS Forum and training courses
|Support||WMS Learning Center|
Introductory tutorial: http://wmstutorials-10.1.aquaveo.com/1%20Introduction-Intro.pdf
Publications on WMS: https://www.aquaveo.com/software/wms-research-citations