The INOWAS platform: A web-based numerical groundwater modelling approach for groundwater management applications

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The INOWAS Decision Support System (DSS) is an open-source web-service for groundwater management ap-
plications, in particular managed aquifer recharge. It is accessible via the interactive graphical user interface
(GUI) running in a standard web browser and includes tools of varying complexity. The platform provides the
user with features to set up, run and analyse numerical groundwater flow and transport models based on the
USGS MODFLOW family and the possibility to set up, run and compare various groundwater management
scenarios. The applicability of the web-based approach is demonstrated by the simulation of groundwater flow at
a case study site in Pirna, Germany.


Original languageEnglish
Article number105452
Number of pages10
JournalEnvironmental Modelling and Software
Early online date23 Jun 2022
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2022

External IDs

Scopus 85133205098
dblp journals/envsoft/GlassJSS22
Mendeley 6d8a5f81-60c0-3018-971d-e029672ab801
WOS 000885849900002
ORCID /0000-0003-4517-8091/work/142236816


Research priority areas of TU Dresden


  • Cloud computing, Groundwater management, MODFLOW, Scenario analysis, Modflow