eWaterCycle II

Overcoming the challenge of locality using a community multi-model environment

Understanding water movement on a global scale is essential for society to predict floods, droughts and the effect of landuse on water balance. However, large scale hydrology is difficult because from a hydrological point of view, every field, every street, and every part of the world is unique. We are able to understand and describe how water moves in these locations at a small scale, but due to the extreme spatial variability it is difficult to capture such processes at a global scale. We call this the curse of locality.

On top of this, existing hydrological models exist in a huge variety of programming languages, standards etc. which limits their re-useability and reproducibility.

In the eWaterCycle II project, we are developing a framework in which hydrological modellers can work together in a collaborative environment. In this enviroment, they can, for example, easily;

Additionally, we are actively involving the global community of hydrologists through our OpenHYDRO platform to;

The final goal of the eWatercycle II project is to enable the collaborative development of a global hydrological model through the combination of the existing local models. In our collaborative environment hydrologists can upload and analyze their models and contribute to the greater goal of a community built and shared global hydrological model.

Participating organisations

Environment & Sustainability
Environment & Sustainability
Delft University of Technology
Deltares
Netherlands eScience Center
Utrecht University
Wageningen University & Research

Impact

Output

FAIRifying eWaterCycle

Author(s): Ronald van Haren
Published in 2019

Team

RH
Rolf Hut
Principal investigator
Delft University of Technology
NvdG
Nick van de Giesen
Principal investigator
Delft University of Technology
Ben van Werkhoven
Ben van Werkhoven
Senior eScience Research Engineer
Netherlands eScience Center
Bouwe Andela
Bouwe Andela
eScience Research Engineer
Netherlands eScience Center
Fakhereh (Sarah) Alidoost
Fakhereh (Sarah) Alidoost
eScience Research Engineer
Netherlands eScience Center
Inti Pelupessy
Inti Pelupessy
eScience Research Engineer
Netherlands eScience Center
Jaro Camphuijsen
Jaro Camphuijsen
eScience Research Engineer
Netherlands eScience Center
Maarten van Meersbergen
Maarten van Meersbergen
eScience Research Engineer
Netherlands eScience Center
Niels  Drost
Niels Drost
Senior eScience Research Engineer, Programme Manager
Netherlands eScience Center
Peter Kalverla
eScience Research Engineer
Netherlands eScience Center
Stefan Verhoeven
Senior eScience Research Engineer
Netherlands eScience Center

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