At it’s most basic level, the waterRIDE™ environment was designed to allow users to “get at” their datasets, irrespective of the users “technical” background.

The waterRIDE™ environment provides Consultants with feature rich, purpose built tools for enhancing the efficiency of preparation and presentation of hydraulic modelling deliverables, from any 1D, 2D or 3D hydraulic model.

The waterRIDE™ environment was developed by “engineering programmers” at WorleyParsons who themselves are active in the hydraulic, hydrologic, floodplain and flood emergency management industries.

The system has been designed with workflow in mind, streamlining many of the tedious processes involved in preparing high quality deliverables for clients.

Models currently supported include (both 1D and 2D): TUFLOW, TUFLOW FV, MIKE11/21/FLOOD/SHE, RMA2, RMA10, RMA11, InfoWorks RS, Isis 2D, SOBEK, DELFT 3D, FLS, time-varying ASCII grid output, HEC-RAS, XP-STORM, EXTRAN (XP-SWMM), DRAINS overland flow, ESTRY, ANUGA, ICPR and even hard copy results.

Some of the capability available in waterRIDE™ that is applicable to Consultants includes:

High Quality Presentations – Impress your clients with very high quality, interactive presentations of modelling results, with minimal effort. The sophisticated GIS framework and toolset within waterRIDE™ will greatly enhance communication with your clients.

Rapid Preparation of Deliverables – rapidly prepare deliverables with dedicated tools such as: GIS flood extents, results mapped to fine scale DTM’s, thematic model surfaces, peak water levels and flood envelopes, peak hydraulic hazards, floodplain classification (floodway, flood storage, flood fringe hydraulic categories), flood planning levels, mapping to GIS, preparation of figures for reports, packaging of flood surfaces.

Project Data Management – Model results of any format, GIS layers, reports, spread sheets, site photos, essentially any electronic file, can be stored in a readily accessible central location. waterRIDE™ also provides ‘fingertip’ access to your datasets at client meetings!

‘Pack n Go’ – Collect all necessary files in your project and copy them to a single location (eg external hard drive) for easy delivery to clients.

Client Data Management System – Assist your client in managing their flood modelling datasets by developing a flood data management system using waterRIDE™.

Time Varying GIS Analysis – the unique integration of time varying datasets with GIS allows rapid time based analysis for use areas such as: evacuation planning/phasing, interactive animations, hazards identification determination of true peak values, and integration with clients property datasets. Such processes can be quite cumbersome in conventional GIS!

Task Oriented Tools – tools are designed to get a job done faster, such as the flood damages tool. It automatically integrates your water surfaces with floor levels, property types and damage curves to calculate damages across a range of flood events (to automatically calculate AAD and carry out a Net Present Value analysis), or across results for different flood mitigation options to carry out a comparative Benefit/Cost analysis.

Quality Assurance – the highly visual nature and powerful toolsets of waterRIDE™ provide a rapid means of identifying modelling errors, understanding model (and natural) behaviour, verifying and calibrating models, and providing consistent, high quality deliverables.

Evolving Products – waterRIDE™ products are under constant development, reflecting the changing needs of the industry and our users.

Flood Forecasting and Flood Data Management Systems – readily develop systems for your client, enhancing the level of services offered.

Further details can be found on the product pages.

The following products are likely to be of interest to Modellers:

  • waterRIDE™ FLOOD Manager
  • waterRIDE™ FLOOD Viewer
  • waterRIDE™ 1D Surface
  • waterRIDE™ FLOOD Forecast Console
  • visionMAKER


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