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Aquator User Group Meeting Autumn 2015


The ninth AquatorTM User Group Meeting was held on 13th October 2015 at the Village Urban Resort, Warrington.  Jointly promoted by Oxford Scientific Software (OSS) and Hydro-Logic Services (HLS), the event was attended by 40 delegates drawn from regulators, the Canal & Rivers Trust, DICAM Palermo University (Italy), water companies and consultancies. 

The meeting commenced with Colin Fenn of HLS and Will Clark of OSS introducing an overview of the programme for the day and the current distribution of Aquator users in the UK.  This was followed by presentations of a range of Aquator related case studies, including:

  • John Birkhead and Jenny Hall of United Utilities on Modelling with Aquator 4.3
  • Peter Edgley of OSS on Aquator XV – The Future of Aquator
  • Chris Green of OSS on Aquator XM – Cloud Computing and Aquator Add-Ons
  • Kunle Akande of HLS on Resilience Analyser – an Aquator Add-On


The keynote address was delivered by Richard Blackwell, Head of Water Resources at United Utilities titled “Never gonna let you down” with a rousing story of the evolution of important hydrological science developments that informs contemporary water resources planning frameworks. Richard concluded that we need great models to understand water resource risk and resilience in conjunctive use systems.

A discussion followed the presentations and from the discussions, with suggestions on potential needs of current and prospective users captured to inform future development of the Aquator software package.

Aquator User Group meetings are held annually and provide an opportunity for users to meet and discuss their experiences of working with Aquator.  For further information on the User Group, and Aquator in general, contact Dr Kunle Akande at kunle.akande@hydro-logic.co.uk (01189 331325) or visit http://www.oxscisoft.com/.

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