Available at no cost for cloud users of Flood Modeller, the full implementation of Hydrology+ streamlines the integration of hydrological and hydraulic analysis. This not only reduces costs but also ensures a transparent audit trail and synchronisation across the hydrological and hydraulic modelling technical disciplines and workflows.
Thanks to our exclusive collaboration with Wallingford HydroSolutions (WHS), the integration of WHS’ UK industry standard WINFAP and ReFH2 hydrological packages with Flood Modeller introduces significantly enhanced flexibility and time-saving benefits for both hydrologists and hydraulic modellers.
Already a Flood Modeller user? Download v7.0 to start using Hydrology+.
Seamlessly integrating hydrology and hydraulic modelling
Key features | Available November 2023
Import FEH catchment descriptors
Hydrology+ offers direct access to FEH webservice to download and import catchment descriptors.
Downloaded catchments can be viewed in Flood Modeller's hydrology database, making all of the necessary data available in a single location.
The data can then be exported to XML for use in models providing a smooth collaboration with hydraulic modellers.
Seamless access to hydrological data sources
Hydrology+ is connected to the National River Flow Archive and the Environment Agency's Hydrological Explorer data in real time.
Hydrologists can sort by gauge type and view the most recent data from UK gauging stations directly on the background map, eliminating data request delays and speeding up workflows.
Export observed data
With Hydrology+ users can explore and export
observed data. Directly in the Flood Modeller interface, users can manually enter dates
and set specific period as required.
Enabling hydrologists to quickly set up simulations, calibrate models and use the data for further analysis.
Key features | Available 2024
Hydrology database - a single source of truth
Accurately record and synchronise your hydrological data directly within Flood Modeller.
Benefit from a detailed audit trail and version control, whilst removing human error, facilitating quality assurance and helping you obtain regulatory approval.
Seamless integration of Flood Modeller, WINFAP and ReFH2
All applications seamlessly integrate with one another, so there's no need to switch between products or machines.
*Requires a WINFAP and ReFH2 licence to fully utilise the integration
Quickly create scenarios
Set scaling scenarios for hydrographs, while also having all the necessary calculations contained within Flood Modeller.
Efficiently configure design hydrographs, rapidly update them with any hydrological changes, automatic the linking of your hydraulic model and associated hydrology, removing manual work.
Build simulation schedules
Easily and logically build a suite of simulations by utilising hydrological data and analysis stored in the hydrology database to generate a simulation schedule.
Enabling modeller's to quickly build all required simulations in a structed and automated way saving you time and reducing risk of error.
Automated report builder
Aligned with the Environment Agency's reporting requirements, the report builder function allows for the automatic generation of hydrology deliverables, saving time and reducing error. It also enables you to develop your own custom reports.
Helping modeller's rapidly achieve regulatory approval and project sign-off.
Can users migrate from standalone to cloud WINFAP and ReFH2 licences mid-contract?Yes, if you have 3+ months remaining on your existing licence, we can issue a credit against your new cloud WINFAP/ReFH2 licence. The credit will be applied on a one for one basis, excluding any “free” licences (e.g. where you buy four, receive one licence at no additional cost). i.e. for every cloud licence purchased, one standalone licence will be credited, prorated to the remaining term. Any standalone licences not redeemed, will remain available for the full 12 month term. Examples below cover WINFAP, but are applicable to both WINFAP and ReFH2 licences. Example 1: A company purchased 5 WINFAP licences at £395 per licence on 1st January 2023 from WHS. The total cost of this order was £1,580 as one licences was provided at no cost. 1. On 1st July 2023, the company wishes to purchase 5 cloud WINFAP licences (total cost: £3,950). We will apply a credit totalling £790 from the £3,950, resulting in a total cost of £3,160 in year 1. After the purchase, the company will have access to five concurrent WINFAP cloud licences and no standalone licences. 2. On 1st July 2023, the company wishes to purchase 3 cloud WINFAP licences (total cost: £2,370). We will apply a credit totalling £474 from the £2,370, resulting in a total cost of £1,896 in year 1. After the purchase, the company will have access to three concurrent WINFAP cloud licences and two standalone licences. Example 2: A company purchased 5 WINFAP standalone licences at £395 per licence on 1st January 2023 and 5 more WINFAP standalone licences at £395 per licence on 1st March 2023. The total cost of each order was £1,580 (total cost £3,160) as the 5th and 10th licences were provided at no cost. 3. On 1st July 2023, the company wishes to purchase 10 cloud WINFAP licences (total cost: £7,900). We will deduct a credit totalling £1,843 from the £7,900; £790 from the licences purchased on 1st January 2023 and £1,053 from the licences purchased on 1st March 2023. After the purchase, the company will have access to 10 concurrent WINFAP cloud licences and no standalone licences. As part of this process, each company will delete the WINFAP/ReFH2 standalone licences from their machine.
Can I align my WINFAP and ReFH2 subscription to my Flood Modeller renewal?Yes, this is recommended, providing the remaining term of your Flood Modeller contract is 6+ months. If the remaining term is less than 6 months, you would need to align it to the following year. Example: if you wished to purchase 3 WINFAP and 3 ReFH2 licences on 1st April 2024, and the Flood Modeller contract expires on 1st July 2024 (3 months), the company would need to purchase WINFAP and ReFH2 up until 1st July 2025 (15 months) at a total cost of £5,175.
I already have a cloud WINFAP and ReFH2 licence and wish to increase the number of licences available on the cloud? Can I align the new licences?Yes, if there is 6+ months remaining of your existing contract, you can align any new WINFAP and ReFH2 licences to the existing contract/expiry date. If the remaining term is less than 6 months, you would need to align it to the following year.
Can I mix licences between cloud and standalone?Yes, you can hold both standalone and cloud licences for both WINFAP and ReFH2. Any licences traded in should be deleted from your computer(s).
If a new version of WINFAP or ReFH2 is released, can I upgrade?If you are within your licence period (generally 12 months) you can upgrade to the most current version of ReFH2 and WINFAP at any time, whether you are on a cloud or standalone licence.
Can I access previous version of WINFAP or ReFH2 for backwards compatibility?Yes. While WINFAP4 licences are no longer provided by default, if you have a legitimate need to access an older version of WHS software, please log your request with WHS support.
Will both standalone and cloud versions of ReFH2 and WINFAP work with the Hydrology+ features being added to Flood Modeller?Yes, either version of ReFH2 and WINFAP will work with Hydrology+ module within Flood Modeller once released. Hydrology+ will require a Flood Modeller cloud licence to work.
Do I still need WINFAP and ReFH2 licences to access Hydrology+?Yes, once Hydrology+ fully integrates WINFAP and ReFH2 into the Flood Modeller interface, you will still need a WINFAP and ReFH2 licence to access this functionality. However, you will no longer need to open the separate WINFAP and ReFH2 interfaces – this will all be undertaken directly within Flood Modeller.
Do I need Flood Modeller installed to access WINFAP or ReFH2 via a cloud licence?No, you only require the WHS software and licence control software (Codemeter) to be installed and configured for access.
Can I purchase just ReFH2 and WINFAP cloud licences from Jacobs, or does it need to be part of a Flood Modeller purchase?Yes. Jacobs provide licencing for Flood Modeller, TUFLOW, WINFAP and ReFH2 software which can be purchased separately or in combination.
Can I purchase educational licences of ReFH2 and WINFAP via Jacobs?Yes, educational licences are available form Jacobs. We will deduct 50% of any applicable fees, on completion of Educational and Research Use Software Cloud Licence Certificate.