CT: Deltares software gives users rapid access to the latest advances in the area of water and the subsurface. Out in the field, it generates new research issues and produces new insights. Together with users and knowledge partners, we engage in a constant cycle of application and development that results in ever-wider use
of our knowledge through the medium of our software. The integration of data, software and expert knowledge enhances the range of applications available to users. For example, Deltares supports decision-making during flood alerts by producing software that helps authorities predict high water levels, patterns of flooding following dike failures, and the consequences of measures like evacuations. Likewise, we produce linked models for groundwater and surface water and, in a major new move, we are working with public authorities and research institutes to develop a set of National Models for The Netherlands. Our aim is to provide open architecture software fully compatible with third-party programs.
Under the name Deltares Systems, our software is currently used in more than 60 countries worldwide. It covers our whole sphere of expertise including coastal waters and estuaries (Delft3D), rivers and urban water management (SOBEK), the design of diaphragm wall structures (MSheet) and the stability of flood defences (MStab), as well as an operational forecasting system (FEWS).
S: http://www.deltares.nl/xmlpages/tan/files?p_file_id=14141 (last access: 26 February 2015)
N: 1. high (adj): Old English heh (Anglian), heah (West Saxon) “of great height, lofty, tall, exalted, high-class,” from Proto-Germanic haukhaz, perhaps related to Lithuanian kaukara “hill.” Spelling with -gh represents a final guttural sound in the original word, lost since 14c.
water (n): Old English wæter, from Proto-Germanic watar, from PIE wod-or, from root wed- (1) “water, wet” (cognates: Hittite watar, Sanskrit udrah, Greek hydor, Old Church Slavonic and Russian voda, Lithuanian vanduo, Old Prussian wundan, Gaelic uisge “water;” Latin unda “wave”).
2. State of the tide when the water level is highest for any given tidal cycle.
3. Maximum height reached by a rising TIDE. The height may be solely due to the periodic tidal forces or it may have superimposed upon it the effects of prevailing meteorological conditions. Nontechnically, also called the high tide.
S: 1. OED – http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=high+water&searchmode=none (last access: 26 February 2015). 2. GDT. 3. http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/sea/swces/products/publications/glossary/words/h_m.htm (last access: 26 February 2015).