The analysis, research and science-based design of hydrological ecosystems involve complex challenges for interdisciplinary experienced teams. We have created flusstools to meet the complex challenges and to at least partially automate time-consuming, repetitive processes of processing field data, numerical model outputs, or geospatial data. “We” stands for individuals with a great passion for rivers (German: “Flüsse”) and programming. Most of us work (or have worked) at the University of Stuttgart (Germany) at the Institute for Modelling Hydraulic and Environmental Systems. In the context of our scientific endeavor, we have a strong commitment to transparent open-source applications. With flusstools, we want to share our research-based open-source algorithms with a broad interest group in a well documented form. We welcome new team members (for example to add or amend a module) at any time - read more in the Become a contributor section.


Follow the installation instructions on hydro-informatics.com to make sure that GDAL works on your computer as desired.

Currently, flusstools comes with the following modules:


The documentation is also as available as style-adapted PDF.

More information and examples are available in the docs of every flusstools module.