waterRIDE provides a rich environment for the visualisation, interrogation and management of flooding datasets. Introduced with waterRIDE 10, the “one waterRIDE” framework provides a seamless experience for users, whether running on the desktop (Classic) or Cloud.

The highly visual nature of waterRIDE, combined with it’s intuitive interfaces, unique capabilities, and browser-based access (Cloud), provides an ideal platform for the distribution and management of flood related information.

With waterRIDE, you could be easily sharing your flooding datasets at the “click of a browser” to:

  • internal stakeholders
  • external users such as developers, consultants, emergency response agencies, and other businesses scuh as the insurance industry
  • technical and non-technical users alike

The ability to combine spatial and non-spatial data provides a comprehensive means of facilitating access to flood related datasets such as:

  • Design flood surfaces and model results (the full time series of level, depth, velocity, VxD, Hazard etc)
  • Flood planning surface information (minimum floor level surface)
  • Flood forecast information distribution
  • Seamless flood surfaces across multiple catchments/types of flooding (river, storm surge, overland flow etc)
  • Historical flood information, including photos, movies and recorded levels
  • Reports
  • Planning and development control information (reports, GIS layers etc)
  • Intranet web pages
Generally, to develop a flood data management system with waterRIDE™, the following minimum datasets are required:

  • Flood model outputs (1D or 2D) (for a full list of supported model types, refer to the waterRIDE™ FLOOD Managerproduct pages)


To prepare a flood data management system providing access to flood modelling results, the following additional datasets are recommended:

  • Aerial photography
  • A terrain model (DEM), usually at a finer scale than the flood model – as either a TIN or a grid
  • Basic GIS layers for reference/context (eg land parcels, roads etc)


To prepare a fully integrated flood data management system, the following datasets will add to the richness of the system:

  • Key property, critical infrastructure and evacuation route GIS datasets for integration with the model datasets to help distribute information on the affectation of flooding
  • Historical photos and flood level recording
  • Historical flood recordings, converted into a representative flood surface
  • Flood study reports
  • Planning control documents and GIS layers
  • Photos of key parts of the catchment
  • Automated flood certificates base datasets


A waterRIDE™ based flood data management system can be readily setup using any or all of the following:


Details on the above products can be found in the “products” pages.