This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 642224
The objective of this WP is to build and release the FREEWAT modelling platform by integrating modules resulting from previous EU and non-EU funded projects so to:
a. include features addressing specific end-users requirements related to the implementation of the EU water directives or local directives (for the countries outside EU), in connection with WP6;
b. release a ready-to-use and well tested version, along with User Manual and support tools for installing and running the software.
The FREEWAT platform will implement several capabilities: their integration will be guaranteed by a modular structure (modules can be activated and/or de-selected to run different model scenarios) as well as by the approach selected for managing input/output data within the GIS desktop.
The core of the FREEWAT platform will be the SID&GRID code (version ported to the QGIS desktop), open source and public domain modelling platform firstly developed within the EU-POR FSE 2007-2013 Regione Toscana – Italy and then ported to the QGIS desktop through a dedicated fund by Regione Toscana.
In the following Table a list of different capabilities/processes that will be included in FREEWAT in comparison with those existing in SID&GRID is reported. For each one, the development stage and the used European funds are also described.