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What information can I find on waterinfo.be?

   
Take the tour and discover what waterinfo.be has in store for you.

Watch the instructional video on Youtube. Use the cc and Settings buttons on the right to select English subtitles.

Water levels and flood forecasting on a single website
Waterinfo.be shows all water levels and flood forecasts of the Flemish water resource managers. The website also provides information on rainfall and drought, tides and flood risk maps.
Waterinfo reports show you the most up-to-date situation
You can see at a glance where the problem lies. The most relevant items of the four themes can always be found on the homepage.
Customised information in just a few clicks
Focus on a single region, on the whole of Flanders or on your address. In a flash, you will have a summary of the situation in your area on the homepage.
Start with a search action
The search engine of waterinfo.be not only lets you search pages and documents, you can also use it zoom into your address.
Tailor the website to your preferences
Would you like to see the legend on the right side of the page? Click on the module and drag it to the desired location. You can thus personalise the entire website.
Help information always within reach
Wish to know more about a specific module on a page? Each module offers you a short help function to get you started in no time.
Much more than current and future water levels
Waterinfo.be offers you also loads of water maps and historical data. Freeboard maps, for example, show how far the water may rise before it spills over the dykes and quay walls. And, on the water assessment maps, you can search the flood risk for your address.
Extra options for emergency services and regular users
Would you like to monitor a local watercourse? Then log in and waterinfo.be will remember your preferences. Emergency services have access to extra features, so that they can monitor their area even better.
Help in showing the situation in the field
In the Twitter feed, you can read Twitter messages about flooding, tides, rainfall and drought. In this way, you contribute to providing an accurate picture of what is happening in the field.

 

 

 

Getting started with waterinfo.be

   
Learn how you can quickly search the current or forecast situation for your area with waterinfo.be.

Watch the instructional video on Youtube. Use the cc and Settings buttons on the right to select English subtitles.

STEP 1: Has a warning been issued for your region?
In the waterinfo reports, you can immediately see whether there is a report for your region. You can filter them by severity or by theme.
STEP 2: Zoom into your address
Enter your address in the search field. Or let your browser automatically forward your current location.
STEP 3: All measurement points in your area at a glance
If you zoom into your address, you will see all measurement points in your area. For detailed information, click on a point or the graph below the map.
STEP 4: Current situation and forecasts on a single screen
The detail screen of a measurement point shows all water levels and forecasts. The colour code on the graphs indicates the severity of the situation.
STEP 5: Request an account and personalise the website
Would you like waterinfo.be to remember your preferences? Then request an account, so that the next time you start immediately at your address with the measurement points you wish to monitor.

 

 

 

 

Professional tools and features for registered users

 
Waterinfo.be offers many extra options to make things easy for its users. Emergency services have access to extra features, so that they can monitor their area even better.

Watch the instructional video on Youtube. Use the cc and Settings buttons on the right to select English subtitles.

A dedicated website reserved for emergency services: pro.waterinfo.be
Waterinfo.be must be accessible at all times for the emergency services. Especially in a crisis situation when there are also many concerned citizens that will visit the website. After they log on, registered, professional users are routed to a dedicated website reserved for the emergency services. This website cannot be congested as a result of a high number of visitors.
Configure your own dashboard for optimal area monitoring
You can configure up to five different dashboards with the modules that are of interest to you. You can thus collect on one screen the graphs and maps for your area and you no longer to search for them in a crisis situation.
Automatic data update
The flood forecasts are automatically updated every fifteen minutes.
Contact info water operators 24/24 7/7
Professional users have access to the duty officer numbers and channels of the various water operators.
Not only Flemish measurement data
Waterinfo.be also offers you measurements of the border region around Flanders. You can view the measurements from Brussels, Wallonia and France.
Flemish rainfall radar images
Rainfall radar data from the RMI for the entire Flemish territory.
Flood impact analysis
An estimate of the number of buildings that is expected to be affected by flooding in a basin. This provides an indication of the severity of the flood.
Upload own GIS data
Waterinfo.be lets you add your own maps and edit flooding contours

 
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