CNWS model

Hydrological model development

The hydrological sediment export model Curve Number-WaTEM/SEDEM (CN-WS), based on the spatially distributed erosion and sediment delivery model WaTEM/SEDEM was optimized by KULeuven and Fluves.   Python is used to optimize the model algorithms.

Different model scenarios were calculated to evaluate the effectiveness of erosion control measures, and to assess climate change effects on erosion and sedimentation.

To validate the CN-WS model optimizations and to calculate the model scenarios, erosion and sedimentation data were continuously gathered through sensor networks.