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Second Hydro10 Lunch with DuPiro: 12 Nov. 2015

Jeudi 12 novembre de 12:00 à 13:00 au CREALP, Rue de l’Industrie 45, Sion.

Suite à la réussite du premier lunch à propos de RS MINERVE, l’équipe d’Hydro10 est heureuse de convier à nouveau ses membres pour un deuxième “Hydro10 Lunch”.

Au programme du jour : le programme DuPiro permettant de réaliser des calculs hydrauliques et sédimentaires, ainsi qu’une discussion ouverte à propos des perspectives d’utilisation et de développement du logiciel.

Amenez vos sandwichs, nous nous occupons des boissons et amuse-bouches.

L’équipe d’Hydro10


Thursday, November 12 from 12:00 to 13:00 at CREALP, Rue de l’Industrie 45, Sion.

After the success of the first lunch about RS MINERVE, Hydro10 team is pleased to invite its members again for a second “Hydro10 Lunch”.

Program of the day: the use of DuPiro software to perform hydraulic and bed-load transport simulations, and an open discussion about the perspectives of use and development of the software.

Bring your sandwich, we take care of drinks and appetizers.

The Hydro10 team

RS MINERVE 2.0 : Early Access for Hydro10 members

An Early Access version of RS MINERVE 2.0 is now available for members of the Hydro10 Association, public release is scheduled in Fall 2015.

This version facilitates the management and connection of RS MINERVE to other systems and provides new functionalities and models for flood forecasting as well as hydraulics and hydropower engineering.

What’s New

Version 2.0.0 :

  • Graphic interface improved
  • New modular and extensible software architecture based on PRISM 5.0 and the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF)
  • Channel routing models updated
  • Turbine and hydropower models improved
  • Integration of background images
  • In the GIS module: functions to create full hydrological models from shapefiles
  • Improved settings, with custom or predefined systems of units (SI International System, US Customary)
  • Command lines tasks enables to invoke Visual Basic (VB) scripts from a command prompt. This opens the door to a wide scope applications, including real-time simulations.


  • Windows® 7 or later
  • Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.5 will be installed if not found

Related Links

To obtain RS MINERVE 2.0, please contact the Hydro10 committee:

Training “Hydrological-hydraulic modelling with RS MINERVE”

A course on hydrological and hydraulic modelling with RS MINERVE will take place on January 28 and 29 2015, at EPFL in Lausanne. The training is organized by the research centre CREALP, the Laboratory of Hydraulics Constructions (LCH) of EPFL, the Technical University of Valencia (UPV) and the Hydro10 Association.

The objective of this course is to provide foundational skills for hydrological-hydraulic modelling and to understand related problems.

First, the basics of hydrological systems will be presented for the interpretation of modelling results. Then, the RS MINERVE software is introduced to participants on the basis of a practical case study. Participants learn to approach modelling problems as a whole, from the definition of the hydrological basin to the calculation and analysis of simulation results.

The training will be given in french.

More information about the course: Formation RS MINERVE

More information about the software:



Course ‘Modeling and analysis of water resources systems with AQUATOOL and RS MINERVE’

The course ‘Modeling and analysis of water resources systems with AQUATOOL and RS MINERVE’ took place on October 6th and 8th 2014 in the Dirección de Hidráulica y Recursos Hídricos (Hydraulics and Water Resources Direction) in Paraná City, Argentina. The course combined theoretical and practical modules designed to enable participants to model and understand hydrological basins with the help of AQUATOOL and RS MINERVE, two software tools supported by the Hydro10 Association. We congratulate the 12 participants from the Dirección de Hidráulica y Recursos Hídricos from Paraná City who successfully took part in this interesting course.

The course was taught by Néstor Lerma, from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV) and member of the Hydro10 Association, and was organized by the Universidad Autónoma de Entre Ríos, the UPV, the Hydro10 Association and the CREALP research center.


Improvement of rainfall estimation for hydrological studies

A PhD student of the University of Bristol is currently working on the improvements of rainfall estimations by merging different source of rainfall measurements, such as weather radars and rain gauges. He is also studying the applications of these improved rainfall estimations in hydrological and flood management studies.

Hydro10 is currently collaborating to provide a technical support to build the hydrological HBV model in RS MINERVE, to create meteorological databases and to use them for hydrological simulations.

RS MINERVE provides an effective framework for these hydro-meteorological studies and allows the users to deeply analyze different hydrological models based on different sets of meteorological data.


Hydro-glaciological modeling of a tropical glacier in Peru

A professional technician of the Unit of Glaciology and Water Resources of the National Water Authority of Peru is currently preparing his PhD research thesis in the “Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALM)” in Lima, Peru, on hydro-glaciological modeling in the tropical glacier of Yanamarey, in the Cordillera Blanca.

Hydro10 provides a technical support to build hydro-glaciological models using the RS MINERVE software and its hydrological models GSM (glacial watersheds) and SOCONT (non-glacial watersheds).

The objective of the thesis is to provide future hydrological scenarios based on climate change and to analyze the possible consequences.

Collaboration for the developpement of RS MINERVE

Hydro10 Association signed a convention for the developpement of the RS MINERVE tool. It will allow to develop special objects and new improvements thanks to volunteer people working in the Association.

Welcome to the new website of the Hydro10 Association

In this web site, you will find all the relevant information about the association, its objectives, the supported techniques and tools and its projects.