During the last 26, 27 and 28 of April, the Bureau of Meteorology, Seqwater and Deltares orgnanised the Australia and Asia Delft-FEWS User Days 2017.

Following the success on previous editions, the User Days brought together the Delft-FEWS Australian community of users and featured 15 presentations, two parallel sessions on new features and the future of forecasting, special guests from South Africa and an extra day of training about Water Coach, the Delft-FEWS training tool.

Presentations addressed topics such as new developments and enhancements in the product, highlights on latest developments on the Bureau, Murray-Darling Basin Authority or Seqwater systems, advances in rainfall forecasting and strategic and operational use cases.

I had the pleasure of presenting our experience on the integration of water quality data in Delft-FEWS and how organisations could improve their water quality data management by bringing these data into their FEWS implementations and using it along with other hydrological data. Our presentation also included other configuration examples and Delft-FEWS systems that already integrate water quality data all around the globe.

For more information about the Delft-FEWS User Days 2017: http://oss.deltares.nl/web/delft-fews/dfuda-2017