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Article in KW Korrespondenz Wasserwirtschaft: Interactive planning of terrain-based measures for surface water using a new platform

Jun 23, 2022

SCALGO Live was featured in the June issue of KW Korrespondenz Wasserwirtschaft by DWA.

Download the full article in German here: Interaktive Planung geländebezogener Oberflächenwassermaßnahmen mit einer neuen Plattform

Want to know more about SCALGO Live? Contact van der Vegt, Market Manager for Germany, at

In SCALGO Live a single mouse click delineates the watershed. With terrain editing tools, the user can shape terrain, for example, place basins, streams, and buildings.


Flooding, droughts and decreased biodiversity are some of the challenges currently facing project planning in urban and rural areas. Sustainable methods to manage surface water are urgently needed. Some existing strategies include sponge cities and creating blue-green infrastructure. Detailed elevation data is a key element in terrain-based planning of surface water measures. The interactive, flexible platform SCALGO Live allows for rapid analysis of the basics and allows plans to be shown in visual form, adjusted and communicated to all parties involved. A series of projects have already been carried out successfully in various European countries. SCALGO Live is used by more than 15,000 users. SCALGO Live has also been available in Germany since September 2021. This article describes the methods used and gives examples.