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Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Jürgen Waser

Head of Integrated Simulations Group, Integrated Simulations

waser(at) +43 1 908 98 92 509

One tool for simulation, analysis, and visualization

viscloud is the ultimate decision support tool to prevent the consequences of extreme weather events in advance or to quickly evaluate what needs to be done in an emergency. In addition, viscloud is becoming more and more recognized as the go-to decision support tool also in the field of flood-sensitive urban design, where new concepts such as Sponge City and blue-green infrastructure are aiming to prepare urban structures to face the consequences of the climate crisis.

Key software features:

  • The world's fastest simulation: without loss of accuracy, viscloud's live planning revolutionizes the state-of-the-art of planning workflows
  • Integrated 3D visualization: key climate communication tool for professionals as well as the general public
  • Browser access: sending a link is all that is needed to give stakeholders and users access to a collaborative simulation platform
  • Heterogeneous hydro modeling in a single setup: for river flood, (heavy) rain, coast, channel network, infiltration
  • Management of many scenarios for entire regions or countries in a single project setup
  • Extensive portfolio of measures that can be simulated

Utilized data:

viscloud creates a digital twin in the hydrodynamic modeling process, automatically incorporating a range of different data and data sources:

  • High-resolution terrain model (from LIDAR data)
  • River depth data, e.g., from echosounder measurements
  • Land use data
  • Building cadastre or building models (e.g., from CityGML data)
  • Vector data on hydrological catchments, river courses, lakes, culverts, etc.
  • Soil maps to derive infiltration parameters
  • Sewer network data (manholes, reaches, gullies, ...)
  • Rainfall data
  • Water level data (water level and flow)

Modelling options

References and partners

Stadtentwässerungsbetriebe Köln, Hamburg Wasser, Oldenburgisch-ostfriesischer Wasserverband, Dahlem, Ministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Energie und Mobilität Rheinland-Pfalz (MKUEM), Bundesministerium für Landwirtschaft, Regionen und Tourismus (BMLRT), Österreichischer Versicherungsverband, DHI Group, Henning Larsen, RIOCOM – Ingenieurbüro für Kulturtechnik und Wasserwirtschaft DI Albert Schwingshandl, Dr. Pecher AG, University of Copenhagen/Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management

Standard reference certificate for heavy rain hazard maps

Quality certificate of the standard reference procedure "heavy rain hazard maps"

The simulation software viscloud is the bearer of the quality certificate of the standard reference procedure "heavy rain hazard maps" of the German federal state Baden-Württemberg and thus fulfills all quality requirements for the creation of hazard analyses and heavy rain hazard maps of the German federal state.


We cooperate with domestic and foreign corporate partners in basic research projects, but also in application-oriented projects. Licensing information as well as information on cooperation in a joint research project with viscloud is available on request. Please contact us!


  • More Videos about the hydrodynamic modelling capabilities of viscloud

Awards for viscloud

Projects with viscloud