ASAP is a novel software solution that enables eco-hydrological forecasts for any location in the world through a web-based service. The system is a tool for early warnings and decision support to alleviate impacts of floods, drought and water pollution.
The core concept of ASAP Rural is to automate all steps required for an operational eco-hydrological forecast for any location in the world. The software workflow is designed around the widely applied and well documented SWAT model (Soil and Water Assessment Tool, http://swat.tamu.edu), and the globally available GFS 16-day forecast data (Global Forecast system). Adaptation to other forecast data sources can also be made upon request.
As a user of ASAP, you do not need to install any software, or make any customizations – you simply login to get access to your forecast area, which updates automatically, and you have the option to interact with the forecasts, e.g. for setting custom warning levels for stream discharge levels, soil water content etc. You can either provide an already existing SWAT case, which can readily be plugged into ASAP, or you can also ask our experts to set up a SWAT model for your chosen area.
Once a model is plugged into the ASAP Rural system, the following workflow can be completed:
With ASAP Rural you can:
get important information about your water resources in real-time and for the coming days
improve your decision making to safegaurd your water resource, mitigate impacts of flooding and prevent damage to key assets
increase staff and public safety and awareness