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ASAP RURAL

A Scalable wAter Prognosis for RURAL areas

ASAP is a novel software solution that enables eco-hydrological forecasts for any location in the world through a web-based service. The system is a tool for early warnings and decision support to alleviate impacts of floods, drought and water pollution.


  • Hydrological forecasting made easy and affordable
  • Unique early warning and planning system
  • Simulate runoff, soil water content, pollutant transport and more during a 16-day forecast
  • A plug-and-play web-based solution
  • No need for software installation or software-technical expertise.


The core concept of ASAP Rural is to automate all steps required for an operational eco-hydrological forecast for any location in the world. The software workflow is designed around the widely applied and well documented SWAT model (Soil and Water Assessment Tool, http://swat.tamu.edu), and the globally available GFS 16-day forecast data (Global Forecast system). Adaptation to other forecast data sources can also be made upon request.

As a user of ASAP, you do not need to install any software, or make any customizations – you simply login to get access to your forecast area, which updates automatically, and you have the option to interact with the forecasts, e.g. for setting custom warning levels for stream discharge levels, soil water content etc. You can either provide an already existing SWAT case, which can readily be plugged into ASAP, or you can also ask our experts to set up a SWAT model for your chosen area.


Once a model is plugged into the ASAP Rural system, the following workflow can be completed:


  • Scan SWAT application and its weather station information.
  • Download and format local GFS weather forecast data.
  • Incorporate forecast data into SWAT weather inputs.
  • Execute forecast run and send key results to web front-end.
  • Allow user-interactions through web front-end (e.g. custom warning levels for local stream discharge, soil water content etc.).


ASAP URBAN

A Scalable wAter Prognosis for URBAN areas

ASAP Urban is a tool for producing risk map approximations for residential areas threatened by stormwater incidents. The tool is based on the deterministic eight-node (D8) flow-direction algorithm implemented in “Malstroem”, which was originally developed by Balstrøm and Crawford (2018). ASAP Urban combines detailed analysis of elevation maps with 16-day precipitation forecasts.


  • Urban flood screening made easy
  • A plug-and-play web-based solution
  • Simulate bluespots in urban landscapes during a 16-day forecast
  • Create and simulate user defined scenarios (e.g. to estimate effects of a 100 year event).


ASAP RESERVOIR

A Scalable wAter Prognosis for RESERVOIRS

ASAP Reservoir is a tool for producing hydrodynamic and water quality forecasts for lakes and reservoirs. The tool is based on a coupled hydrodynamic-ecosystem model forced with a 16-day weather forecast. The tool can be linked to ASAP Rural to account for changes in inflow discharge and nutrient loads during the forecast window.


  • Reservoir forecasting made easy
  • A plug-and-play web-based solution
  • Simulate thermal stratification and water quality during a 16-day forecast.


The core concept of ASAP Reservoir is to automate all steps required for an operational hydrodynamic-ecological forecast for a reservoir or lake at any location in the world. The software workflow is designed around the state-of-the-art WET model (http://www.wet.au.dk), and the globally available GFS 16-day forecast data (Global Forecast system). Adaptation to other forecast data sources can also be made upon request.



As a user of ASAP, you do not need to install any software, or make any customizations – you simply login to get access to your forecast site, which updates automatically, and you have the option to interact with the forecasts, e.g. for setting custom warning levels for temperature, algal levels etc. You can either provide an already existing WET case, which can readily be plugged into ASAP, or you can also ask our experts to set up a WET model for your chosen site.

 

Once a model is plugged into the ASAP Reservoir system, the following workflow can be completed:

 

  • Scan WET application and its location information.
  • Download and format local GFS weather forecast data.
  • Incorporate forecast data into WET weather inputs.
  • Optional: Import observation data from a sensor system installed in lake or reservoir, and change vertical profiles accordingly (e.g. for temperature) and prepare model hot-start based on this new data
  • Execute forecast run and send key results to web front-end.
  • Allow user-interactions through web front-end (e.g. custom warning levels for temperature, oxygen, algal levels etc.).


MAPIT RURAL

MAnagement and Planning toolkIT for RURAL areas

MAPIT RURAL is a tool that can aid consultants, water managers and water utilities in watershed planning and decision making. The tool enable use-friendly scenario simulations based on state-of-the-art eco-hydrological modelling.

  • Baseline analysis:
    • Model estimates of discharge in both gauged and ungauged streams
    • Analysis of flow component contributions including surface runoff, lateral flow (near terrain subsurface water), tile flow and groundwater flow to individual stream segments
    • Integration of custom client data for analysis and visualization (e.g. by linking to external databases and upload of external files)
    • (Map overview of potential critical source areas for nutrient and pesticide loss to waterways)
  • Scenario analysis:
    • Create, run, visualize and report a range of scenarios to aid planning and decision making, including:
      • Climate scenarios (including custom changes in temperature and precipitation)
      • Groundwater abstraction scenarios
      • Point source outlet scenarios
      • Land use change scenarios
      • Agricultural practice (including a range of BMP) scenarios


MAPIT RESERVOIR

MAnagement and Planning toolkIT for LAKES and RESERVOIRS

MAPIT RESERVOIR is a tool that can aid consultants, water managers and water utilities in lake and reservoir planning and decision-making. The tool enable use-friendly scenario simulations based on state-of-the-art coupled hydrodynamic-ecological modelling.

  • Baseline analysis:
    • Analysis of stratification patterns
    • Analysis of nutrient budget including estimates of internal nutrient loading
    • Overview of multiple water quality states (average and maximum levels of nutrients, phytoplankton and cyanobacteria)
    • Integration of custom client data for analysis and visualization (e.g. by linking to external databases and upload of external files)
  • Scenario analysis:
    • Create, run, visualize and report a range of scenarios to aid planning and decision making, including:
      • Climate scenarios (including custom changes in temperature)
      • External nutrient load scenarios
      • Bifurcation analysis
      • Mitigation scenarios (biomanipulation, sediment dredging, phosphorus capping, replanting of submerged vegetation).



MAPIT SCREENING

MAnagement and Planning toolkIT for RURAL areas, LAKES and RESERVOIRS

MAPIT Screening is free, and comprise a collection of simple tools that allows you to:


  • Delineate a watershed based on topography
  • Estimate water and nutrient runoff from a watershed based on runoff coefficient approaches
  • Estimate lake and reservoir water quality
  • Estimate maximum allowable nutrient load to a lake or reservoir based on simple empirical models
  • Estimate and analyze the effects of a range of BMPs on water and nutrient runoff, and water quality



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