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Water systems quickly become complex, whether you're dealing with a city's drainage system, a vast river network, irrigation canals or drainage of a land development project. Using reliable and suitable models is essential to gain insights, improve your strategies and make forecasts. To ensure we always use the best models, we combine traditional modelling approaches and software with in-house developed techniques and tools.

More accurate: rely on scientific yet pragmatic models

At Sumaqua, we strive to use the most suitable model type for any system, always configured using scientifically proven approaches. We developed step-wise calibration and validation procedures, published in international scientific journals, to ensure our models perform well under extreme conditions.

Our unique approach
results in

 tailored, ultra fast and more accurate models

Tailored modelling of the integrated water cycle

State-of-the-art hydrological models suitable for spatial scenario analyses

Urban drainage and flood models using radar data, and capable of simulating a vast range of source control measures 

Conceptual reservoir-type models that can emulate complex dynamics of river systems, including floods, regulating structures and tidal effects.

Machine learning techniques to turn process data from various sources in powerful predictive models

Get tailored models for your system and your application
Simulate faster

We're continuously developing new modelling techniques, calibration procedures and faster simulation engines. We have unique expertise in developing ultra flexible and fast models. Our own suite of models is particularly suitable for solving optimization problems, strategic planning, scenario investigations and long term simulations.

We take a close look at your integrated system to build smarter models: processes that affect your needs most are modelled in depth, while we can simplify the others. This gives you reliable models you that can adjust and use effectively, without the redundant complexity. Hereto, we combine different model types, including detailed hydrodynamic models, parsimonious and conceptual models, and powerful data-driven and machine learning techniques.

Our expertise:
  • Hydrological modelling, both lumped and spatially distributed

  • River and floodplain hydrodynamics

  • Urban drainage systems and overflow impacts

  • Source control measures and their impacts, including green roofs, retention basins and infiltration basins

  • River - sewer interactions

  • Water availability and supply

  • Physico-chemical water quality modelling

  • ...

Relevant use cases

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