“How can I better prepare for and manage flooding emergencies in my community?”

Time-based queries

Provide a firm understanding of evacuation issues by deriving time-based information.

Interactive animations

Animate and interrogate how a flood develops, providing essential information for evacuation phasing and planning.

Flood forecasting

Rapidly interpolate a predicted peak flood surface from predicted levels at gauges or likely storm surge forecasts.

GIS integration

Automatically integrate GIS datasets with the model results to show community specific flood impacts.

From real-time flood forecasting, to emergency management planning, scenario analysis, and mock floods, waterRIDE is an invaluable tool for flood emergency managers.

waterRIDE’s unique capability provides a powerful framework for emergency managers to better plan for and manage flooding emergencies, be they riverine, storm surge, flash flood, or a combination of all.

The waterRIDE environment provides emergency managers with a host of tools to assist in managing a flood emergency, both during an event and in a planning context. The tools are designed to make necessary flooding information readily available to the flood emergency manager, in an easy to use interface. This ensures that the manager has a system that they can rely on during the high pressure situation of managing a flood emergency.

waterRIDE’s unique ability to integrate time-varying flooding data with GIS asset information provides emergency managers with a unique perspective on assessing what the implications of flooding may be. E.g. what properties will be affected, what roads will be cut, and when.

More Benefits

  • Parameter queries
    Identify areas where, for example, velocity and depth exceed safe wading criteria, at any point in time.
  • Flood extents
    Extract GIS flood extents for rapid determination of properties at risk during a flood event.
  • Property photos
    Integrate flood levels with scaled property photos to provide a realistic representation of flooding at an individual property. Greatly enhance community flood awareness and understanding.
  • Rate of rise
    Interrogate the rate of rise at any location in the model.
  • Community education
    The highly visual nature of waterRIDE facilitates understanding of flooding issues by all members of the community.
  • Data Portability
    “Pack ‘n’ Go” collects a copy of your datasets to ensure you have everything with you, on your laptop. No power, no internet, no worries! waterRIDE will still work.