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How to Use the Model

The substantial benefits to the user in applying the “Water Balance Model powered by QUALHYMO” are three-fold: first, source control types are pre-defined; secondly, there is the ability to quickly create the QUALHYMO input files; and thirdly, the standardized output allows easy and quick review by regulatory agencies.

An Introduction to the Mechanics of Model Integration

The stand-alone QUALHYMO calculation engine has a comprehensive suite of analytical capabilities, of which the  “Water Balance Model” decision support interface currently uses only a portion. Hence, the purpose of this article is to introduce the concept of “exposed features” and the potential to access additional features and capabilities over time as the Rolling 3-Year Plan for model enhancement is progressively implemented.    QUALHYMO has
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Technical Manual enables Water Balance Model users to “follow the numbers”

The manual is a highly navigable online text organized in a manner that allows the user to understand a variety of aspects of the Water Balance Model in varying degrees of detail. Funding for manual development was provided by Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership (ALIDP) and the Regional Adaptation Collaborative program. The latter is a federal/provincial initiative that is addressing the impacts posed by a
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An overview of the articles contained in How to Use the Model

The dropdown titled How to Use the Model comprises a set of eight linked articles that elaborate on what the user needs to know to understand the basic functionality of the Water Balance Model powered by QUALHYMO. When read together and in sequence, this set articles should provide users with a clear and comprehensive picture of what to expect once the user launches the Water Balance
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Tiered Access to the Model

The Water Balance Model Partnership has established three categories of model users, each with a different degree of access to the various features of the ‘Water Balance Model powered by QUALHYMO’. General Users are limited to registering under the Free Trial Account category. The account and any scenarios created by the General User will be deleted thirty (30) days from the date of registration.   Free 30-Day
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