FutureWater launched a web application that combines the functionality of Google Maps and the time-dependent output of water simulation models. The web-interface is being developed to give anyone with access to internet the possibility to explore water-related model results on the web. Hardly any other undemanding visualization tools exist that show spatially distributed results of hydrological models on the web.

The tool called WaterMaps is in principle developed to transfer the output of the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) to a web-environment, using the strengths and flexibility of the Google Maps API and the Keyhole Markup Language (KML). It is now possible to set up with little effort a project-dedicated page, based on SWAT model results. This means that without any additional application spatial model results as for example evapotranspiration, sediment yield, groundwater recharge, etc. can be explored through the web.

To see an example of the newly developed web application, check the following results from the Green Water Credits project.