WINFAP & ReFH2
New | Cloud licences now available
Developing robust hydrology is essential to any flood modelling project, providing rainfall and flow inputs to hydraulic models.
In the UK, two software packages are essential to inform hydrological studies:
WINFAP enables you to estimate peak flows and flood frequency curves for gauged and ungauged catchments, using the latest Flood Estimation Handbook (FEH) methods.
ReFH2 enables you to estimate design and observed flood hydrographs for rural, urban and ungauged catchments across the UK.
Developed by Wallingford HydroSolutions Ltd, both packages are now available as cloud licences, exclusively from Jacobs.
Your licences are no longer tied into a machine, meaning you can work more quickly and efficiently with direct access to the tools you need.
Our annual subscription costs £590/year (ReFH2) or £790/year (WINFAP) and allows anybody to access the hydrological software when they're not in use, on any machine, as long as they have access to the company network (including via VPN to promote hybrid working).
No Flood Modeller licence is required to fully use the WINFAP and/or ReFH2 cloud licences.
Get WINFAP and ReFH2 cloud licences now and benefit from even more flexibility with Hydrology+.
With the full implementation of Hydrology+, all applications will seamlessly integrate with one another, no need to switch between products or machines.
You will also be able to align your Flood Modeller, WINFAP and ReFH2 licences resulting in a single contract for all, streamlining your invoicing and renewals.
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.