Keywords

water management models, modelling framework, decision support systems, simulation and optimization models, model platforms, open source

Start Date

1-7-2010 12:00 AM

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Water management models that lack a user interface, data management, reporting and visualization capabilities are less likely to make an impact on real world water systems. Model platforms can improve this situation; they allow researchers and model developers to link model codes to a generic user interface and data management system. We present an open-source model platform for network-based models called HydroPlatform. The platform links users and their data to water management models through generic import/export functions or custom add-ins. This paper focuses on export functionality, and specifically on a link to the Generalized Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS). HydroPlatform is currently being used for several large-scale modeling projects and add-ins have been built for two generic water management models. Benefits, limitations and future developments of the software are discussed.

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An open-source model platform for water management that links models to a generic user-interface and data-manager

Water management models that lack a user interface, data management, reporting and visualization capabilities are less likely to make an impact on real world water systems. Model platforms can improve this situation; they allow researchers and model developers to link model codes to a generic user interface and data management system. We present an open-source model platform for network-based models called HydroPlatform. The platform links users and their data to water management models through generic import/export functions or custom add-ins. This paper focuses on export functionality, and specifically on a link to the Generalized Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS). HydroPlatform is currently being used for several large-scale modeling projects and add-ins have been built for two generic water management models. Benefits, limitations and future developments of the software are discussed.